Author Topic: Question about TS 500 transformers

August 17, 2021, 12:02:59 AM
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Ricardus

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So is it safe to cut the pins shorter on the OEP transformers after you've soldered them?

The only reason I ask is because on some transformers it isn't safe. Per Lundahl told me not to do it on his transformers because the pins are actually hollow with wires soldered inside, and you could damage them.

August 17, 2021, 08:41:15 AM
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JPK

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Yes it is safe but generally not needed because they are not long enough to touch the chassis plate.
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August 17, 2021, 05:18:41 PM
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Ricardus

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Good to know, thanks.

The leads on the input transformer are pretty long on this one. Longer than I like.