AC-DC adapter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by hassan590, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. hassan590

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    i want to understand few things about adapter...
    voltage is stepped down in transformer, what is the current in primary coil how current is compensated in both coils let say we stepped down from 110v to 30v.?
    how filtration helps in getting dc?
    what does current ratings on adapter mean?:rolleyes:
  2. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
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  3. hassan590

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    sorry but i cudn't understand wat u r tryin to say...i m new here :/
  4. PackratKing

    Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Wall Wart.........technical slang for the power supplies one plugs into household AC to provide proper reduced DC voltage for a - radio -- tape player etc.

    current potential in both coils when plugged in, is the same as the source it is plugged into. Shorts can fry them instantly, or cause unacceptable heating.

    Magnetic coupling of the two different coils transfers the voltage & current. Turns ratio of the coils, dictates output voltage.
    Size of wire in the coils, dictates a limit to potential, or how much current is available for a device to draw

    Filtration is necessary -- have you ever heard an annoying hum in any sound system speakers ? there are a truckload of possible filtration circuits.

    Sounds as though you need to check into the site textbooks, and spend some time reading........starting with basics.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
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