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    Dynaco FM-3 Transformer

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    Klaatu

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    Join date : 2010-08-05

    Dynaco FM-3 Transformer

    Post by Klaatu on Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:25 am

    Hi everyone,

    I'm hoping you can help.

    I'm looking for a source of the power transformer for a FM-3 tuner. The catch is I want it to run off 240v.

    Either a suppler for the 240v equivalent will do, or if that fails, does anyone have the specs for the original transformer and I can get one custom wound.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dave

    baddog1946

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    Join date : 2010-02-03
    Location : Costa Rica

    Re: Dynaco FM-3 Transformer

    Post by baddog1946 on Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:34 am

    Hi Dave:
    I just finished an FM-3 and was in touch with the gentleman below who is in Italy He did a Chauncey Epperson motherboard re-build but he had a custom 240V transformer built for it and could be of some help to you.
    Hope he can help.
    Baddog1946

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    Klaatu

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    Join date : 2010-08-05

    Re: Dynaco FM-3 Transformer

    Post by Klaatu on Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:32 am

    baddog1946 wrote:
    could be of some help to you.

    Brilliant, I'll drop him a line - thanks a bunch !

    I really appreciate this Smile

    Dave

    howardnair

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    Join date : 2010-05-31

    fm-3 transformer

    Post by howardnair on Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:59 am

    contact heyboer transformers--they built a 120v for me--you may have to send your old one for reverse engineering-took about 2 weeks total 125.00-as he built one for me he may have the specs--howie

    sandy

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    Join date : 2011-03-04
    Age : 54
    Location : Los Angeles, CA

    Re: Dynaco FM-3 Transformer

    Post by sandy on Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:31 am

    Couldn't you use one of the 240 to 120 step down transformers and power a few things? Not the little wall adapters for hair driers, but the old school transformer style, and skip modification of the FM3? Not sure if anything wrong with using the transformer style step downs, but might be an easier task.

    Sandy

    Klaatu

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    Join date : 2010-08-05

    Re: Dynaco FM-3 Transformer

    Post by Klaatu on Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:30 pm

    @Sandy - thanks I could do this but I prefer to have the unit working properly on 240v. Much more portable that way and nicer...

    @Howard - thanks, I will contact them and see what they say.


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