Hi All,

	Nathan and I have noticed that transformers made be France tend to die
rather easily.  Is it just us, or is France perhaps not the transformer
manufacturer of choice.  They seem very well made from the outside and all
but I notice that the junk yards are really full of them (perhaps a bad
sign).  Hard to say without pulling them apart and seeing if they have
obvious defects (I am working on that).  The transformer that died on me
was new and had spark gaps, RC filter, and MOVs across it and blew in 5
seconds at 50% power.  The gaps never fired...  That seems rather
dramatically poor...  Perhaps the neon sign folks have a better idea of
which brand transformers they do and don't have to replace all the time???

Just curious as to what people think of France Transformers...