[T3] some problems back, some gone...

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Wed Jun 9 19:16:48 PDT 2021

When I did the autopsy on the failed switch, it looked perfect inside and
its been on there for... 10 years now?
I never switch it with the engine running but yea, I should probably


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Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [T3] some problems back, some gone...

On 8 Jun 2021 at 21:00, Keith Park wrote:

> It's a C&K, 250V 2A

2 A will not be enough. I find that they draw 3-4 A at 3000 RPM and 14 VDC
input. It's odd that there's a lot of variation in this. I don't know if
that's due to variations in the transistors or the transformer.

The 250 V rating will probaby be okay for awhile, especially if that's 250
VAC, unless you switch it with the engine running. I'd change to a full
sized toggle switch.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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