Stupid Transformer Question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by crazyengineer, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. crazyengineer

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    Dec 29, 2010
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    I just want to know if I take a 6-12v sine wave and put it in the reverse side of a step down transformer, will the voltage be amplified and the current will be reduced?

    Thank you!
     
  2. praondevou

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    Jul 9, 2011
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    The voltage will be bigger at the output,yes . The maximum current you'll be able to draw will decrease.
    Make sure you don't exceed the input voltage rating nor the output current rating.
     
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  3. #12

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    Nov 30, 2010
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    One problem is that signal generators don't move enough current to drive a power transformer. I hope your source is beefier than a signal generator. If it is, this will work nicely. I use transformers backwards, regularly.
     
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