Transformer Pair, this just seems wrong to me.

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Transformer Pair, this just seems wrong to me.

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Should I change this, or leave it be? Put it in a project box? Connects CD Player to Board

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Re: Transformer Pair, this just seems wrong to me.

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If it's just lying on the floor and it needs tidying up, I would take a small piece of sheet aluminum, and make it longer than the two transformers by an inch on either side. Drill holes in the aluminum so you can bolt the transformers onto it, while leaving "ears" on either end. Drill a hole in each ear and screw it to the backboard, cabinet, etc.

Might not hurt to redo the wires going to the transformers, either.

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Re: Transformer Pair, this just seems wrong to me.

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grich wrote:... Drill holes in the aluminum so you can bolt the transformers onto it, while leaving "ears" on either end. Drill a hole in each ear and screw it to the backboard, cabinet, etc. ...
Forgot to specify you would drill the holes in the aluminum to match the screw holes in each transformer's top. Most of the screws appear to be in place.
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They're used to convert from unbalanced to balanced, and should you decide to decommission them don't throw them away. They're worth as much as $100 each on fleabay! :lol:
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