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Do you really want me to answer that?

It does have  2 fuses, one 5a in the supply as it enters the machine and one on the circuit board supply (3a maybe) to the transformer.

But the one that was under the insulation for that transformer is now a blob of solder. 

Ran (pun intended) it for a week with the cover off and it didn't catch fire. 

I could pretty easily get hold of a fuse and solder it in I guess, but I wasn't really sure what spec to get and I lost interest because it goes again. 

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(b) The temperature rating of the cord. Cords are usually
rated at 75°C or greater. Higher temperature cords of
85°C or greater rating are used for irons, heaters and
toasters. Before replacing any cord, check the
temperature rating that is marked on the sheath of the
cord.

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They don't use appliance cord in transformers, they use lacquer coated copper. 

Some industrial transformers are rated for 150C rise, so if ambient temp is 30, the windings run at 180 under full load. 

BTW when you solder in a new fuse you need a heatsink between the fuse and the end of the wire else the heat will kill it.

 

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46 minutes ago, cubastreet said:

 

BTW when you solder in a new fuse you need a heatsink between the fuse and the end of the wire else the heat will kill it.

 

Ha that's a really good point! I totally would have ruined it with that prompt. 

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