Transformer Problem In USB FM Receiver
This USB FM radio receiver came in for repair with the complaint of no power. With few screws removed, the cover can be lifted up.
I powered On the set and check if there is any AC voltage at the secondary side of the 3 volt linear transformer.
And the result, there was totally no output voltage which could mean either the transformer itself have problem or the primary side area has an open circuit.
When I checked on the linear transformer primary winding I found that it was having problem.
And when I carefully observed the transformer, I saw that there was burnt mark in the transformer probably overheated-see the photo below:
Since the transformer already burnt, I left no choice other than to replace with a new linear transformer with the specification of 3 volt output 300 Milliamp (ma).
It was working fine so I installed the transformer back to its location.
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This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.
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