doepfer DIY kit wallwart gets HOT

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doepfer DIY kit wallwart gets HOT

Post by consumed » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:00 pm

its been plugged in for a couple days and i cant really keep my hand on the wall wart transformer for long--its really hot. anyone else have this heat?

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Post by Kent » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:12 pm

What are the specifications and what are you using it for?

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Post by D/A A/D » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:38 pm

Wallwarts are NOT meant to be constantly active most of the time... They will get very hot and in some cases they will melt. I would suggest powering it down when not in use...


Post by sandyb » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:05 pm

the wallwart with my diy kit (while obviously a different one to yours, given my geographical location) also gets fairly warm when in use. i always power it off when i'm not using it. it seems to be a common thing with wallwarts in general though as far as i can tell - i have a few and they all generate varying degrees of heat.

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