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Re: [Yaesu] FT-1000D mains transformers

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Subject: Re: [Yaesu] FT-1000D mains transformers
From: VR2BrettGraham <vr2bg@harts.org.hk>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 02:29:46 +0000
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GW4FRX summarized:

Many thanks to those who replied on- and off-list to my query about the
FT-1000D mains transformer and its suitability for 50 and 60Hz. It seems
clear that the service person was talking nonsense and that the thing is
perfectly suitable for both mains frequencies.

Not too long ago, what the service person told you would probably have been correct & would sometimes be mentioned in magazine product reviews (usually USA domestic model being taken to Caribbean for holiday & therefore used with 50 cycle mains with expected results from not having enough core in the transformer).

This is a classic technique used by the Japanese consumer electronics industry
to keep some control over what happens out in the various markets - though as
time goes by, there is less & less of it now.

73, VR2BrettGraham

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