Lionel CW 80 Transformer Fuse Replacement

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Lionel CW 80 Transformer Fuse Replacement
Posted by Stevereeno on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:52 AM

I recently read an article regarding replacement of CW 80 fuse.

I have confirmed that my problem with transformer is burned out fuse and ready to replace.

In this article it indicates that the replacement fuse is an 8A 240V 20mm long fuse fast burn.

I am just wanting to know if this is correct fuse and will it work, or should it be something else as cannot read the specs on fuse that burned up.

 

Cheers

 

Steve

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Posted by lionelsoni on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:35 PM

It's a little odd that it would have a metric fuse.  Is the bad fuse actually 20 millimeters long?  But the 240-volt rating is also odd.  It should work; but 120 would be adequate.  Can you give us the text or a link to the article?

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Posted by Stevereeno on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:48 PM

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/cw-80-transformer-problem

 

The gentleman who started discussion mentions the specs just below the pictures.

 

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Posted by Stevereeno on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:50 PM

Also I measured the one that I removed from my CW80 is 5mm X 20mm.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:48 PM

The fuse in the CW80 was not meant to be user serviceable and it was built in China. It is soldered in line and shrink wrapped as the OGR article states. If I read it correctly one of the OGR posters suggested using a slo-blow fuse vs a fast blow.

Stick with the 8 amp fast blow. They seem to forget the CW80 (electronics) is rated for 5 amps.

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Posted by Stevereeno on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:09 PM

Thanks

fixed before your response and it works perfectly.

Cheers

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