WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12193 Members
65 Forums
72621 Topics
978609 Posts
73 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
99 registered (4436789, 16 invisible), 1636 Guests and 196 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Parking Charges 1080
Trump 987
Something to get a drone off a roof! 458
Question Time 449
Paypal help 442
Paper Recycling. ? 375
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 352
Best Price for Scarpping my car 351
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry 349
Tasering Again 295
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
20th Jan 2017 8:02pm
Jets
by cools
20th Jan 2017 12:14pm
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by svenlock68
14 minutes 24 seconds ago
Canal Fishing
by Habdab
20 minutes 24 seconds ago
Police Convoy
by svenlock68
44 minutes 9 seconds ago
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
Today at 07:32 PM
Question Time
by paxvobiscum
Today at 07:23 PM
Trump
by snowhite
Today at 06:59 PM
What song are you listening to?
by diggingdeeper
Today at 06:41 PM
Repose en Paix Gordon Kaye
by diggingdeeper
Today at 06:08 PM
33 lions
by granny
Today at 02:47 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#426721 - 22nd Aug 2010 9:58am DAB Radio
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
Hi folks,Ihave got a Roberts DAB radio,Instead of the normal power lead this has got an inline transformer which becomes slightly warm during use. My question is,is it safe to leave it switched on at the mains when not in use?(the socket not being very handy). Thanks.

Top
Wirral Info : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#426725 - 22nd Aug 2010 10:48am Re: DAB Radio [Re: ludwigvan]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Most in-line transformers (presume the type that look like a chunky 13a plugtop) get warm. "Warm" as in just decernable - not "Jeez - that's hot".

Some transformers use a small amount of current even when the "appliance" is disconnected. Just checked the transformer/plugtop for a rechargeable torch I use, meter says it's drawing 15w with torch not connected.

A separate doorbell transformer I have has been on 24/7 for 26 years now - stone cold !

Top
#426736 - 22nd Aug 2010 11:55am Re: DAB Radio [Re: ]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Sorry. Got that wrong. It's drawing 15w on load, 12w off load.
Specsavers looms !!

Top
#426758 - 22nd Aug 2010 2:17pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: ]
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
Thanks Pinz. So what do you think,safe to leave switched on or not?

Top
#426777 - 22nd Aug 2010 4:09pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: ludwigvan]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9685
Loc: Birkenhead
Should be, they have a thermal fuse built in, if temperature goes above a certain point it switches itself off - permanently.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#426781 - 22nd Aug 2010 4:17pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: diggingdeeper]
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
Cheers Pinz.

Top
#426782 - 22nd Aug 2010 4:18pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: ludwigvan]
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
Thanks Diggingdeeper.

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Police Convoy
by diggingdeeper
Today at 06:51 PM
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
Yesterday at 04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
For Sale & Free
Ariston hifi amplfier vgc 35
by montyz
12:39 PM
Technika 42" smart tv
by vw_kyle
09:38 AM
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - 10
by DavidB
02:16 PM
Childs solid wood bed
by Mike_Hoylake
01:01 PM
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
21st Jan 2017 4:56pm
Featured Member
Registered: 2nd Nov 2011
Posts: 2347
Newest Members
Helena, ajsmith66, aw2010, Largeloaf32, techgran
12193 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Police Convoy
by diggingdeeper
06:51 PM
Repose en Paix Gordon Kaye
by diggingdeeper
06:08 PM
Brides Flown In
by granny
21st Jan 2017 11:16pm
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
20th Jan 2017 6:14pm
Trump
by cools
20th Jan 2017 4:16pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Police Convoy 56
Repose en Paix Gordon Kaye 31
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:09am
Sunset Mon 4:38pm
Local Time Mon 8:57pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .