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PackratKing

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..........can one design around large isolation transformers, culled from UPS devices. The Packrat got lucky....snagged 8 of 'em....... the whole UPS that is
They have 5 equal voltage taps off the secondary, and one honkin' :eek: high amp sec. winding out of #8 wire.
Had a chance to take another of these toys apart. This one was a little less dismantled than the prior 4.......... went back to my "source" and got 5 more of "em

so........OK......DUH !!..........I think I get it now !

I wondered why the heck that my "big honkin' winding" was hooked onto a field of heat-sinks....... with a large number of mosfets, rectifiers, and other assorted fruit salad, then the express freight came along...........

When the UPS device switches to battery backup, that "honkin' " winding becomes the primary.... and the fruit salad is there on that particular pc board, to make the battery be AC to drive the transformer ..............Or am I still missing the boat ?

I told y'all I was a relative newbie to this electronic thing, and will speculate that stuff learned in this manner is not soon forgotten
 
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