Home Tube DIY Asylum

Do It Yourself (DIY) paradise for tube and SET project builders.

RE: Inexpensive Power Transformers

From my experience , do not bother cutting costs or using Hammonds . Hammond power transformers are nothing special and appear to be marginal with a 50Hz line frequancy . Here in Fareham , UK the mains supply voltage leans more towards 250V rather than 240V . Hammonds with 230V primaries over-run heaters and get warm very quickly .

Toroidals are usually ok and run cooler but I would recommend getting some decent transformers wound to spec with M6 cores and an electrostatic screen from a reputable winder .


This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors:
  Amplified Parts  

Follow Ups Full Thread
Follow Ups
  • RE: Inexpensive Power Transformers - GeorgePope 05:46:44 06/13/17 (0)


Post a Message!

Forgot Password?
Moniker (Username):
Password (Optional):
  Remember my Moniker & Password  (What's this?)    Eat Me
E-Mail (Optional):
Message:   (Posts are subject to Content Rules)
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Upload Image:
E-mail Replies:  Automagically notify you when someone responds.