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    Default Powerflash transformer question

    I picked up a 24v ac transformer with center tap for a Thunderbird powerflash. I'm measuring about 28v and 14v from center tap. My question is this to high or is it normal. Maybe underload it will drop to about 24v? I assume if its to much it would blow the 2amp fuse. I'm also measuring about 65 ohms at solenoids. That sound right?

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    Default Re: Powerflash transformer question

    Sounds about normal without load. Not sure on the solenoids, never measured them.

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    Default Re: Powerflash transformer question

    Ok Thanks. Just dont want to fry anything.

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    Default Re: Powerflash transformer question

    Sounds right to me. Lower voltage to thumbscrews...higher voltage to what looks like a " lamp cord".

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    Default Re: Powerflash transformer question

    should be good to go..

    might be a little high

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    Default Re: Powerflash transformer question

    Yeah, way back in 1978 my Dad got a Power Flash and I couldn't figure the power ,my older brother couldn't figure the power , and my Dad ,a Master Machinist and to this day one of the smartest persons in the World couldn't figure the power . Last time I saw it was back in the early 1980's Rusting on a open porch .
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    i have a powerflash ive tried repeatedly to fix. once the border opens up more i'll be contacting dan in upstate ny to arrange to bring it so he can fix it (and a few other things on it)

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