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Converting a Kato Power Pack to 240v

This was as easy as the I.M.A.S.S. Power Supply that I converted previously.

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These are easy to pop open... pull the feet off and then undo all the screws.

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Find a transformer of similar size and voltage from your trusted and local electronics store and then swap the existing 110v transformer out.

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There's the usual make-it-fit work. The newer transformer had bigger feet and I didn't have a clean way of sizing them to fit. So I removed a bit of the plastic casing on the base of the power pack.

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Re-do the wiring... the powercord is fed directly into the transformer. Tie a knot in it to stop any yanking from doing damage. Then solder the two internal wires.

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Black is ground (tested this with my old workhorse multimeter.) And that was it... works perfectly!

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Trains... trains... trains... + Electronics + Japan.
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