I have been given a Sankyo P-1600 Super 8 projector off a friend. The projector had never been used and was still in its original plastic wrapping when I received it, but due to having been stored in a garage for decades I think some dampness must have affected the ceramic bulb socket as the bulb wont light up, despite buying and trying out a replacement bulb.
I was told that the ceramic bulb sockets sometimes erode over time, as they're copper inside, and I got hold of a replacement connector part by someone who works with Super 8 equipment. He told me to change out the old connector. I don't know much about electronics and am terrified of doing anything wrong and blowing up the bulb, projector or both, so here's to my question:
I was in a DIY shop the other day and picked up a pack of strip connectors for connecting up the wires for the replacement bulb socket once I've cut off the existing one. However, I didn't realise they come in different amperage. I randomly picked up 5-10 amp connectors, will these do or do I need higher amperage ones? I can't seem to find out what amperage the projector is, it just says it takes a 12V/100W lamp and has a 240V power supply.
Is the amperage likely to be higher than 10 amp and if so, what will happen if I connect the bulb socket using a strip connector that has an amperage that's too low, will the projector blow up?
Any info on this would be much appreciated as I don't know much about electrics (as you can probably gather from my post)