Transformer question (only slightly OT)

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sat Sep 2 11:02:11 CDT 2006

On 9/2/2006 at 11:01 AM Jim Beacon wrote:

>Paralleling the secondaries is fine, you will only saturate the core if
>exceed the VA rating of the transformer (assuming a correctly designed
>transformer). However, it is always better to use full wave rectification
>(centre tapped or Bridge), to avoid any DC component in the secondary, as
>this can lead to saturation at lower VA loads than would be normally
>expected (unless the transformer is designed for half wave rectification).

Thanks, Jim.  That's the answer I was looking for!


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