transformer help required

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  1. samseed

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    hello, i have a small transformer which has the specs label missing off the top. can it still be identyfied??.. any help,suggestions greatlly appreciated..cheers....sam
     
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  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    I can only see two wires.
    The bottom chamber seems to be empty.

    Is there a picture from the other side ?

    With only two connections it can be used as a choke.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. samseed

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    I thought it was a transformer.Thanks for clearing that up.yes it only has 2 black wires,and bottom chamber is empty.. Is it just a simple choke or any other name its called by..Meny kind thanks..sam
     
  4. mik3

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    It looks like the primary winding is missing!!
     
  5. samseed

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    i took it apart to see what i could learn and then binned it,,thanks guys..sam
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    If you want to know more on transformers take a look at this page of the EDUCIPEDIA.
    http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/electricitytransformers.htm

    Other components have also pages over there.

    Passive semiconductors technology: Batteries Diodes Photovoltaic systems Switches Buzzers Diode types Quartz crystals Thermoelectric Capacitors General overview Relays Transformers Capacitor types Heat Sinks Resistors Transformers-RF Coils Photo diode Resistors-Nonlinear Transformer types

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  7. samseed

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    Thank you sir for the link
     
  8. rxtxau

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    That type of transformer is specially sold in that format in a variety of VA ratings to allow you to wind your own windings onto it. The mains winding is prewound for convenience & to meet electrical safety requirements.

    Regards,
    Brian.
     
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