Terry Bendall wrote: It was however 60 years old so I have had good value.
That's the problem with a lot of manufactured things these days, they just don't last like they used to!
Serjt-Dave wrote:Oh dear indeed Paul. Look on the bright side. At least there were no flames!
I hope you get your issue sorted.
Paul Willis wrote:The problem was this wire here, which had flexed too much and fractured.
Terry Bendall wrote:Paul Willis wrote:The problem was this wire here, which had flexed too much and fractured.
The solution is to make up some sort of clamp to hold the mains cable so that it does not flex. Possible ways of doing this are to:
(a) use the flex clamping strip from a standard 13 amp plug held in place with two small nuts and bolts. If I have a broken plug I usually save the clamp strip for just such jobs.
(b) use a strip of metal in the same way but round off the edges so that it does not cut into the cable covering.
(c) use a strip of suitable plastic to do the same job.
(d) find a plastic cable clip of an appropriate size - the type used to hold cable to a wall or similar. Remove the masonry nail and drill out the hole to take a small bolt.
In Paul's example the size of the box means that there is not a lot of room to do this. Using some tubular spaces to space the transformer away from the side of the box might work. Alternatively use the spacers but bring the mains lead in from the side. Another alternative would be to bend the cable outside of the box and put the clamp on the outside.
Will L wrote:I couldn't help wondering, as your transform bolts through your case (which is presumably plastic?) with the blots showing outside, shouldn't you you be earthing the transformer frame, as well as making sure the mains lead is securely clamped?
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