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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Frederick Williams, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. That possibility has been mentioned.
    718 US dollars for a pair apparently!
     
  2. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    It doesn't look like the kind of thing designed to be soldered to, but
    the terminals don't look real friendly either - bullet quick-connects?
    Are those screws in the corners to mount it with?
     
  3. That's what I thought.
    I don't have one myself.
     
  4. whit3rd

    whit3rd Guest

    Transformers are often chassis-mounted, because they're heavy.
    So, to connect the transformer to a printed wiring board, it's
    VERY common for a PWB to have a socket for the transformer
    connection. The flexible leadwires from the transformer
    are soldered to the solid (inflexible) windings, though.

    Transformers (and other inductors) get a bad reputation partly
    because it's difficult to put them through 'standard' pick/place/solder
    operations.
     
  5. And I expect seb to know just what the manufacturer intends!
     
  6. That is a very significant point. Thank you for drawing it to my
    attention.
     
  7. whit3rd

    whit3rd Guest

    LOL! I was half-expecting to see a Sikorsky skycrane planting a power
    transformer...
     
  8. it looks like there's a socket included with the transformer and that's
    the ugly side with solder lumps we're seeing.
     
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