Transformer question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by ruleworld, May 3, 2009.

  1. ruleworld

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    Jun 9, 2006
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    is it possible to connect 220v at two ends of a autotransformer that have only one coil and use 22v from two terminals from inside points without having a common terminal? like showed on the diagram. will it be safe? thanks.
     
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  2. SgtWookie

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    Autotransformers aren't safe by themselves, because they don't provide isolation from the mains.

    If you want to use an autotransformer, you'll also need to use an isolation transformer.
     
  3. ruleworld

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    Jun 9, 2006
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    its not that safe but can it be used in that way?
     
  4. Bernard

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    Yes. Do I recomend it, only if I know capabilities of person. Electric clothes dryers are safe as long as they are in good repair and back cover is in place.
     
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