I have a soldering station designed for 110V AC only. I live in Europe so I have to convert it to 220V AC if I want to use it. I thought to sell it but the shipping is huge (it weights 3+ Kg) so probably I would just waste my time.
Its internal power transformer has a label with the following info:
- Model: YF-EI 66x36
- Input: 110V/60Hz
- Output: 10V 26V 30V (I couldn't verify this since I don't have 110V main AC but hopefully the info matches the transformer's outputs)
So I see only 2 solutions:
- buy a step-down voltage transformer from 220V to 110V that would provide at least 700W (this is probably the most expensive solution)
- buy a new power transformer from 220V to 10V/26V/30V and replace its internal power transformer with this one (this seems somehow cheaper than the other solution)
What would you suggest for this situation? Some advice/tips?