Transformer question (only slightly OT)
cclist at sydex.com
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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