Stupid Transformer Question

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crazyengineer

Joined 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!
 

praondevou

Joined 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.
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,160
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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