More data on dead wall wart

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Sat Dec 11 06:34:57 2004

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> So I double checked the AC voltage output on this TI wall wart for the
> Silent 700 model 703 and it definitely has no voltage (and correction on
> my meter settings: it has 200VAC and 600VAC).

> Next step is to crack it open. Anyone know a good way to open up these
> permanently sealed transformers?

I've used two techniques successfully. The first involves a rubber/plastic
mallet and possibly also a blunt wedge to hammer into the seam. The other
technique involves squeezing the housing in a padded vice at odd angles. I
tend to use the vice when the seam on the case has an overlap.

Received on Sat Dec 11 2004 - 06:34:57 GMT

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