[Yaesu] FT-1000D mains transformers

VR2BrettGraham vr2bg at harts.org.hk
Mon Jan 19 02:29:46 EST 2004

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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