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Offline graybeard

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Re: EEVblog #1160 - Weller Responds
« Reply #850 on: February 17, 2019, 09:48:24 am »
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Re: EEVblog #1160 - Weller Responds
« Reply #851 on: March 08, 2019, 06:19:54 am »
UL has finished their product incident report, with response:

"The certification documentation associated with the subject product has been reviewed.  The product is found to be in compliance with the applicable requirements for the associated certifications."  :clap:

I would guess the very old UL 499 (Electric Heating Appliances) fails to call for the power transformer to be an approved component, to any (standard) requiring a protective element such as a thermal cutout or primary fuse, which is required on everything else per UL 1585 or IEC 61558.
 
It still begs the question of why other Weller models, and other makes of soldering stations incorporate primary-side protection, as further proof of an error made that nobody will admit.
Weller's engineering and corporate PR response is a brown-eyed mullet (if I get Australian slang).

Regulatory approvals are extremely political between the standards body and committee, the component and product manufacturer and certification agency- there's no hope to fix screw ups like this.  :palm:
 
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Re: EEVblog #1160 - Weller Responds
« Reply #852 on: March 09, 2019, 04:10:16 pm »
a brown-eyed mullet (if I get Australian slang).
I think "blind mullet" is the usual expression.
Haven't personally heard of the brown eyed kind.

The "blind mullet at Bondi" aren't as numerous as when I was a kid, it's got something to do with them sending them 4km offshore before release.

 

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Re: EEVblog #1160 - Weller Responds
« Reply #853 on: March 09, 2019, 04:15:37 pm »
'Stunned Mullet' is maybe the more common Australian slang.

The Blind Mullet is a Sydney thing but could also likely be found in a Bogan Bar at closing time (in both Human and the other form)  :-DD

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Re: EEVblog #1160 - Weller Responds
« Reply #854 on: March 10, 2019, 07:17:54 am »
Brown-eyed mullet: "a turd in the sea (where you're swimming!) "... seems to match this situation  :P
 


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