sideband wrote:Hi Andy. Putting on my Safety Test Engineer cap prompted by the pictures in your blog, I can say with all certainty that it definitely DOESN'T deserve the CE mark (which is probably fake anyway) for at least three reasons (four if you count the unfused plug you cut off). First is the fact that there was no internal fuse, second is that fact there is no mains filtering, third (and I'll use engineering judgement here based on that fact that I haven't checked it personally), that minuscule transformer cannot possibly be triple insulated or meet creepage and clearance measurements. The fact that it lasted at all is quite amazing.
When these things are manufactured in China, the less-than-scrupulous suppliers will simply ask what safety approvals are required and just stamp it accordingly.
As you say, a great pity as an otherwise useful piece of kit is spoilt by a poor power supply.
Good job resurrecting it though
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