Transformer/charger becoming noisy

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  1. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    Sitting here at Bosworth finding that my transformer/charger is getting really noisy now.

    It started when we had the 240 volt electrics done but has been not to bad but getting worse now.

    It gets quieter as power from 240 socket used but cant plug everything in to quieting it:Rofl1:

    OK how much is this gonna cost:cry:
     
  2. Lindy-C

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    John, it sounds like your convertor box is on its way out....give James a bell.
    01608 812438
    Errr, they aint cheap but I'd need to know which unit you have to price up a replacement. :RollEyes:
     
  3. Road Runner

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    Can a DESTROY IT YOURSELF kinda guy like me do the changeover:help::helptitanic::whistle:

    Going onto my hands and knees in a minute if the dawgs will allow me to see if I can identify it:Eeek:
     
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    Sounds like another meet coming up :BigGrin: Jeepers will I never get to just relax at these meets, always seem to be "fixing" something......

    Linda....Did James get to the bottom of the Landau electricery issue, because Glen, Rory, Ray and I are going to invoice him for the (many) hours we spent looking (unsuccessfully I know) at it :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    By the way, did the fridge stay lit after I set light to it? :Rofl1:

    You have drawings John???? What is wrong with crawling around in the dark chasing wires by sight mate?

    Keith
     
  5. Lindy-C

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    Keith.......
    Nope :Blush: We got home, he put it all back together and its working perfectly back here (as it did before we left :shout: )........wondering if its something to do with the switch?????? :RollEyes:
    The fridge is fine too, obviously that lump of crud on the ignitor .

    One thing we did find out....it IS possible to use an American telly with a PAL/NTSC convertor box - that worked a treat (with the genny running!) so no more chucking American tellies in the skip :thumb:

    John.....it depends on your DIY capabilities....I can highly recommend a team who will offer assistance and moral support but watch the quote - they can be pricey! :Rofl1:
     
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    So as not to hijack this thread, I am sending you a PM re the switch..... Incidentally I do not think the switch would cause the problems you had, as it worked well on genny power....
    Less of the pricey :Rofl1: We are really cheap methinks..... Didn't even get a cuppa :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Keith
     
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    John just to let you know I have every faith in your ability to swop the converter unit your self, not a shred of doubt
    Will you live to tell the story ?:Eek!:
    Ah well,I'm not a gabling man :Laughing:
    Geo

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  8. Lindy-C

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    Yes you are.....always GABLING :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    Hows the spoll chucking going Geo???? :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Must be a Mercan werd cos it liked it:Rofl1:
     
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    What????????? :Rofl1::Rofl1: I don't understand I'm outta here! :BigGrin:
     
  11. fordy

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    Hi John RR have a look at this its the way i did my one and not a hard job just keep a list of all the wires you cut and fit this in place of the old unit. and no buzzing :BigGrin: a tip from (JSW) and i would think Linda could get one for you

    http://home.comcast.net/~rabarber/magnetek.htm

    FORDY:Smile:
     
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    It's still working fine just noisy:cry::Doh:

    Brilliant Geo as usual:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    It's a

    Magnetek
    Power Plus
    Series 6300A
    Model 6345
    45 amp battery charger


    Just like in Gary's (Fordys) link.

    If I can afford it, I'll buy it and wait till next meet of great minds:Wink:
     
  14. fordy

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    sorry JSW beat you to it :Rofl1: i fitted the Model PD-9160, 60 Amp it charges the batterys in no time and you cant hear it unless the fan is on to cool it when it is working hard it has the wizard built in and i got it from the US for $80.00 but i think over here you will pay a lot more i was just lucky the guy i got it from had no use for it :Smile: i would think around £250 -£300 for the 60amp :cry: but it will be well worth it just for a quiet nights sleep:BigGrin:

    FORDY:Smile:
     
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    But I take 4 different types of sleeping tablets so it doesn't affect my sleep only Irina and the Dawg's:Eek!:

    Maybe I wont bother:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    You absolutly amaze me John, here i was thinking there was just sleep, thats it just sleep and you have 4 different kinds, absolutly amazing,:Doh:
    could you do the conversion,
    yup in yer sleep mate, well one of them:Rofl1:
    Geo
     
  17. Keith and Debs

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    Hi All

    Scuse me if i am just having a blond moment but are we talking about the transformer or the charger here... (yes i know that a charger has a transformer in it but it is not usually referred to in that way) we have a noisy transformer (240 down to 110) it varies depending on whether voltage is high or low on the particular hookup we are on... the higher the voltage the more it buzzes... not a prob its just loose laminations in transformer core, happens to all transformers over time, sometimes they are like it fom new.

    Just wondering as thread says Transformer/charger..... which one it is thats noisy ????

    keith and Debs
     
  18. Lindy-C

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    We're talking 110v/12v charger/converter.....the brown box thingy usually located under a cupboard unit or under the bed :Wink:
     
  19. fordy

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    I wish i had them pills John RR i could have saved the cost of the new charger :Rofl1:
    but it will stop soon john my one got very loud use to give a loud click then hum or buzz like mad then it stopped i don't think it likes the 50hz or something,,,
    may be Linda can do you a good price but not as good i got it for.............

    FORDY:BigGrin:
     
  20. Keith and Debs

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    I see thanks for that.

    If it is the charger that has gone surely it is an ideal time to replace it with one that was designed to run on 240 at 50 hertz, rather than replace it with another one designed to run on 110 at 60 hertz, not looked into it but probably be cheaper also..

    Just seems to make sense to me or is my thinking all screwed up, surely the more 110 appliances you can get rid of the better..

    Keith and Debs...
     

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