Re: Transformer question (experts??)
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Transformer question (experts??)
From: mike at microspan_com (Mike Roberts)
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 04:56:17 GMT
In-Reply-To: <199701222039.PAA01947 at looney_actwin.com>
References: <199701222039.PAA01947 at looney_actwin.com>
On Wed, 22 Jan 1997 15:39:02 -0500, you wrote:
I would venture a guess that a "switching" transformer is a power supply that
makes 12v or 24v DC output. Most of the people I have written to and the plans
I have read for 12v to 40v AC ouput since it is cheaper to build.
As far as safety goes I don't think there is really much difference at these
voltage levels between AC and DC.
>DIYUGH a couple of years ago with what I think he called a "switching"
>tranformer. Is this unsafe. I guess what I'm saying is that I am woefully
>ignorant when it comes to transformers and I'm wondering what's at stake.
>What a cool list, eh? One minute botany, the next chemistry, the next
>electronics, the next fish. . . .
I know, it's pretty eclectic, that is one of it's attractions. :-)
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