I consider to buy on in the US but I assume that the shipping to Europe will cost nearly as much as the transformer.
So if anyone knows the approx. weight, I can calculate the shipping costs (USPS)
Thanks in advance
I would be a little leary because of the height for the handles...The 11 3/4" cited is alfully close...You may wand to put this in the box mentioned, well packed and then put that box in a larger box as a matter of assurance...
For any extended drip for a ZW, not only would I pack it well, but I'd also remove the handles and pack them separately. It much easier to secure it without the handles. I've shipped a number that way, they've all made it.
Well, that's a good point, for the PW-ZW, you need a long #4 screw to easily remove the handles, although they do just "slide" off, sometimes the "slide" is pretty stiff.
If they're not going to remove the handles, you want to pack it so it can't move with something stiff enough not to collapse during shipment. Packing peanuts are out for direct support, though they're useful for secondary support. The golden rule when shipping heavy items is the packaging should not allow the item to move within the packing, that's when things get broken.
I've shipped transformers in an inner box with packing peanuts packed tightly in an outer box for cushioning.