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December 26, 2013
about 7 years ago
How hot does the wire get when you apply current to it?
I've seen a few videos on YouTube where they embedded flexinol inside a dress to make it move, so it should stay relatively cool, right?
about 7 years ago
Okay, so I just got around to installing the new transformer and it works like a charm. I knew this was fast, but damn... it heats up to the max in about 30 seconds!
Still need to clean things up a bit and add some heatshrink to the connections, but didn't have anything laying around.
Just a few pics:
Note: I don't recommend doing it this way if you value your warranty, because obviously you'll void it. Don't know if this will keep working, but the guy I got the tips from says his station still works like when it was new.
I'm from Europe, so no 110V here and I'd rather not use a clunky converter because I'm very limited in space.
But... I got a 220V > 24V transformer in the mail today, so I'm going to replace the 110V transformer with that one. I found a video on YouTube where someone did this and it worked out perfectly for him. Had a quick talk with him and he pointed me to the transformer he used. It cost me about 18 euro and he said it will take about 20 minutes to do.
Now I'm stuck with a station I can't use because it isn't 220V... Even though it isn't specified in the product details, I could've known this to be the case.
No public wish lists :(