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Transformers for SMT micro anodizers


#1

Hi All,

We need a little help. We have been selling our 110 vac, SMT Micro
Anodizers into countries around the world where the voltage is
240vac. The user has been providing the “step down transformer” to
operate the power supply at the proper voltage. If you are one of
those customers we would like to know what your solution was. Where
did you purchase it? What was the cost? We get asked all the time and
just can’t generate a good answer from here. It will help us better
serve you. You can answer here or to me directly if you prefer.
Thanks, Bill

William Seeley


#2

These step down transformers are very common in Ireland and the UK.
Mainly used in the building trades to run 110v tools and cordless
tool chargers on job sites. They come in a couple of sizes, usually
bright yellow and weatherproof. I believe mine cost about 80 Irish
Punts (perhaps $120 at that time) and I got it at Chadwicks building
supplies. They are easy enough to find in the British Isles.

Daniel


#3

Hi Bill,

I bought my anodizer from you a couple of years ago and I’m using it
with a step-down transformer to use it on 240 voltage. I bought it
at a local electrical supply house (they mostly sell to professional
electricians). I had to shop around a bit before I found it and they
had to order it for me but all in all it was quite easy to get it. I
think I must have paid less than 100 80.

Hope this helps,
Linda Savineau, Belgium


#4

Hi Bill,

Has it occurred to you to make your units with a dual input voltage
transformer (110, 240V) and a simple means of switching from one to
the other. For instance I use a Pepe Tools wax pen made in the US and
it has such a transformer. Alternatively there items of consumer
electronics such as battery chargers, notebook computers etc that use
universal power supplies that can run on any AC power source from 110
to 250V. There are a lot of jewellers living in countries with 240V
power.

All the best
Jen


#5

My former mail had an error in it. I meant to say: I paid less than
100 dollars for it.

Linda Savineau


#6
Has it occurred to you to make your units with a dual input
voltage transformer (110, 240V) and a simple means of switching
from one to the other. For instance I use a Pepe Tools wax pen made
in the US and it has such a transformer 

Yeah, thanks you for the the thought. It is is a cost issue and
getting a manufacturer to change the design. We do not have enough
clout to actually build our own with everything that we would like.

Bill,
Reactive Metals Studio, Inc