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My niece’s iron went back to life
My older niece came to me very desperate because she and her little son had to travel and her travelling iron was broken, the complaint was it had a burnt smell when you plugged it to the wall outlet.
This appliance brand was PHILIPS (Made in Singapore) and type HD 1165/A
The electrical features of this device are :
- Voltage selection: 110/120 volts and 220/240 volts.
- Power: 250 watts.
- Frequency: 50/60 Hz.
With all these data the duty began. The iron was opened.
As you can see in one of the photos above the isolation of the 3 wires of the AC mains was in very bad conditions (melted).
This bad section of the wires was cut to look for another new section but it was still melted look at the photo below.
It was then necessary to substitute it for another cable in good conditions, but taking into consideration the specifications of the manufacturer, let’s see:
V=110 Volts (in my country)
P= 250 watts (manufacturer specification)
I=P/V = 250w/110V = 2.27 Amp
Now I know I have to look for a cable that must be able to support at least 2.3 Amp. I chose the following cable (a new one):
As you can see the selected cable could support until 10 Amps. Therefore one of its ends was cut and the wires were scratched with a blade, and the copper points were tinned.
These three points were re-soldered in the iron, taken into consideration the Ground terminal (green colored in this case).
When the iron was armed and plugged into the AC mains, it worked perfectly, there was no burnt smell. My niece is happy now.
This article was prepared for you by Humberto Rodriguez, one of our ‘Master Authors’ from Cuba.
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