Noob Transformer question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by cmac0351, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. cmac0351

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    Jul 11, 2008
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    I have been looking for a suitable transformer for a project I am working on.

    Is there a difference when the primary and secondary impedance are listed with a "CT" after the number, as in 600:600 and 600 CT: 600 CT?
     
  2. Audioguru

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    CT is Center-tap. It is a winding with a center-tap that you don't need to use.
     
  3. SgtWookie

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    While you may not need to use the center tap, it could open up other possibilities.
    A 600 CT: 600 CT could also be used as:
    300: 600 CT
    600 CT: 300
    So, you could double or half the output voltage, or simply match the impedance differently. It all depends upon what you need to do.
     
  4. studiot

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    Nov 9, 2007
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    Remember also that the 600 ohms or whatever is rated at the frequency of operation.

    You will not measure this with a DC ohmeter.

    Ohms law (AC version) then gives the normal current in any configuration you use.
     
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