# 16 Volt DC conversion to 12 Volt AC

#### pi patel

Joined Aug 31, 2016
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I have a dc source of 16 volt, 0.49 Amps. Can anyone suggest me a circuit to convert it into 12 volt ac.

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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If it is a linear supply, you could have ~12vac on the secondary, if a simple transformer supply.
What type is the present supply?
Max.

#### pi patel

Joined Aug 31, 2016
5
Max,

Actually the supply is a conversion of 6 Volt AC to 16 Volt DC. This DC needs to be inverted to 12 Volt AC.

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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Is it a transformer you can add a small overwind to produce the 12vac with the existing 6v ?, usually approximately 12-16 turns.
Max.

#### pi patel

Joined Aug 31, 2016
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No, transformer is not present in the circuit.

#### Dodgydave

Joined Jun 22, 2012
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Well you will have to use an oscillator to generate the AC from DC, you will incur losses as a result.

#### ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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Max,

Actually the supply is a conversion of 6 Volt AC to 16 Volt DC. This DC needs to be inverted to 12 Volt AC.
Why not just use a transformer from 6VAC to 12VAD?

#### tcmtech

Joined Nov 4, 2013
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Why not just use a transformer from 6VAC to 12VAD?
That's what I would do. Just use a common transformer with a 12 VAC center tapped ( 6 - 0 - 6 ) secondary set up as a autotransformer to get the 12 VAC directly from the 6 VAC source.