Lionel Multi-control transformer type 1033 not working at all

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Lionel Multi-control transformer type 1033 not working at all
Posted by luckyl on Saturday, November 13, 2021 2:08 PM

So, we have had this transformer in the family since the 40s, and it recently stopped working. We replaced the circut breaker and that did not fix the problem. In fact, that made it worse. It now outputs about 1 volt at high throttle, 10 volts in off position after breaker bypass. Help?

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Posted by lionelsoni on Monday, November 15, 2021 4:32 PM

What kind of voltmeter are you using?  You can easily misleading results by using a high-impedance meter on a transformer.  Use a simple analog meter, or shunt your meter with an incandescent lamp rated about 14 volts, like a number 53. 


Bob Nelson

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