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#426721 - 22nd Aug 2010 9:58am DAB Radio
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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.

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#426725 - 22nd Aug 2010 10:48am Re: DAB Radio [Re: ludwigvan]
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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 !

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#426736 - 22nd Aug 2010 11:55am Re: DAB Radio [Re: ]
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Sorry. Got that wrong. It's drawing 15w on load, 12w off load.
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#426758 - 22nd Aug 2010 2:17pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: ]
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Thanks Pinz. So what do you think,safe to leave switched on or not?

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#426777 - 22nd Aug 2010 4:09pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: ludwigvan]
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Should be, they have a thermal fuse built in, if temperature goes above a certain point it switches itself off - permanently.
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#426781 - 22nd Aug 2010 4:17pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Cheers Pinz.

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#426782 - 22nd Aug 2010 4:18pm Re: DAB Radio [Re: ludwigvan]
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Thanks Diggingdeeper.

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