AC Mains transient protection

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by kdillinger, May 15, 2010.

  1. kdillinger

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Is anyone aware of reading material that discusses interfacing circuits to the AC mains and how to deal with transients due to hot insertion (hot plugging)?
    I know many AC/DC converters are used to convert the 110V (220V) down to a DC voltage for powering devices, but what if I want to interface the output of an op-amp to the AC mains and drive a signal onto it?
    The op-amp in this case is transformer coupled and will be plugged into the AC outlet. I expect massive voltage/current transients, so is there literature that discusses something similar?
    My Google-fu is weak.
  2. beenthere

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    Apr 20, 2004
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