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Old 19th May 2008, 11:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: definitely not pcb

Originally posted by duderduderini
Hey there.
Being a civilian type step down unit, it is an open transformer in a steel case of course. The smell has dissipated greatly over the last few days but it certianly isnt what i would call a pleasant smell...
Hopefully it will have completely gone in the next few days.
Thanks for all the help

If you wanted to help dissipate the smell a bit more you could always throw it in the oven at 60 degrees c for a few hours that would help out greatly and it won't hurt the transformer.

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Old 19th May 2008, 11:50 AM   #12
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I love that old tranny smell.

I've worked with god knows how many old A&R transformers, I'm not aware of any hazards with them and I feel pretty sure that the old transformer winder I deal with in Melbourne (now in his 70's) would have mentioned it to me if there were problems. He knows I use scrounged bits.

I wouldn't worry too much.

As a side-note, A&R are what turned into Arlec, a name most people have heard of in Aus.
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Old 19th May 2008, 01:20 PM   #13
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I too got smelly trafos. I loaded mine up and left them to heat it off. Worked!
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