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Can a class 2 transformer 24v, 12VA be used for DS3200 humidifie

My new furnace has a class 2 transformer 24V, 12VA. it is conntected to a drip humidifier. can I use this transformer to connect to my DS3200 humidifier which saves me changing the tranformer.
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Depends on what Volts and VA your DS3200 humidifier works on. If it is the same, no problem but if it is different don't do it.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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