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Old 23rd January 2006, 09:05 PM   #1
tja is offline tja  Netherlands
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I can get a secondhand Amplimo transformer 2x22V/500VA for my Aleph30. (Planning to use a CRC on it). I'm going to look at it tomorrow afternoon. Is there an easy way to check it's functioning with a simple DMM? I'm thinking I could put a 2k2 resistor across each secondary and hook up the primary to the mains, then measure VAC across the resistor, but would that tell me enough?
Are there other things I could look at?

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Old 23rd January 2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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I guess the easiest and most obvious thing would be to check that none of the windings are open circuit.

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