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Old 21st Jul 2021, 3:29 pm   #10
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Default Re: What is a reasonable magnetising current for a mains transformer?

Yes a lot of Japanese equipment was designed for 100/110V: there was a bit of a 'thing' a couple of decades back when some grey-import Japanese ham-radios started to arrive here and to 'make them work' on UK mains the two 100V primaries [which were usually wired in parallel for 100V supplies] were rewired-in-series.

They got rather hot but produced plenty of RF output.

For a while.

No point crying to the legitimate UK importers/distributors when the thing inevitably went pop!
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