Why does electricity behave the way it does in a center tapped, split phase transformer?


Joined Aug 27, 2009
Yes, it's positrons, of course, that generate conventional current flow. :rolleyes:
or ions , holes or protons.
Trying to interpret the physical movements of any charge carrier here as a explanation for field voltage in a transformer is an exercise in confusion. The OP said the right thing about resetting and the need to rewind and relearn the fundamentals.


Joined Oct 2, 2009
Electrons are always jiggling around at random unless it is absolute zero degrees temperature.
With AC, sometimes they jiggle towards one direction and sometimes in the opposite direction.
With DC they tend to gradually drift in one direction.

How fast they drift? Very very slowly, about 0.000002 mph.
Get this. With 60Hz AC current flowing across the ON switch, the electrons never leave the switch!