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Looking for mains transformers

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2002 3:24 pm
by bodgy
I'm trying to find a retail outlet for Hahns transformers.<p>They are encapsulated PCB mounting and have a very small footprint. The Hahn website has no purchasing info and www.electeurope.de seem only to be a wholesaler.<p>Alternatively is there a US company that produces small footprint encapsulated transformers with 2*115v primaries?<p>Colin<p>PS If anyone gets Elektor magazine they'll know the transformers I'm talking about.

Re: Looking for mains transformers

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2002 9:08 pm
by Externet
There is a few manufacturers.
One that comes to mind now is MCI.
Check here: http://www.mcitransformer.com/i_main.html<p>Miguel

Re: Looking for mains transformers

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:21 am
by ampedtech
I've had good luck calling wholesalers and asking for a sample.
Get a hold of a sales person and ask! Don't be afraid to ask for several of the same item. They might ask what company you are with.
I'm a weasel, I'll say just about anything to get what I want.
If this tact ain't your thing, tell them you are a hobbiest and your having a hard time finding your part.
At the very least they should be able to tell you of a retailer for their product in your area.<p>happy hunting!

Re: Looking for mains transformers

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 3:06 pm
by Chris Smith

Re: Looking for mains transformers

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 3:24 pm
by bodgy
Thanks folks.<p>MCI appear to make similar transformers to the Hahns ones - so I'll see who stocks those in the US.<p>I hadn't thought of trying the MSN search engine I almost always use google so I'll give this a whirl.<p>I always feel guilty asking for samples when it's for my own personal use - though I have done this with one manufacturer as their lead time for a hard to get component was 35 weeks and samples were available immediately.<p>bodgy

Re: Looking for mains transformers

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2002 4:04 pm
by Externet
Hi.
OK, Now I have THE big book on hand.
other vendors for encapsulated transformers are:
AVEL
Spitznagel
Eichhoff
KG components
Worldtrans by Tamura
Signal<p>Good luck,
Miguel