step down transformer 220/110V (AC/AC 200W)...

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by braveheart, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. braveheart

    braveheart Tele-Holic

    Apr 15, 2018
    here,there and everywhere
    I have a soldering station (ERSA RDS 80) with 115V/80W/150-450C and I wanna use it in Europe (220V).
    I bought a step down transformer with 200W...

    from the specs of the ERSA I've now found out, that the heat up power can get up to 290W!

    The soldering iron reaches its temperature in can that be a problem (damage,overheating,fire etc.) especially for the s-station?
  2. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 10, 2018
    In space with Ziggy
    I use a stepdown transformer for a couple amps and a airless spray machine 110 to 240 and I go way larger rating with the transformer. 1000w is good. Matching the ratings is not so good. You probably want to at least double the power rating but i'm no expert.
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  3. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    What's the spec on the soldering station - 110v@amps? Then check the output limit of the stepdown. I doubt you'll have an issue.

    P=VI. I =P/V. So 110/290 =
    You might cook the stepdown. But if you let the station warm up on a lower setting probably not. To be safe you really need double that.
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