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previous: Mark Heh. Thanks Bernt. Somehow I felt I... -- 1/30/2003 1:59 PM View Thread

Re: Asia -> Europe Transformer

1/30/2003 4:37 PM
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Re: Asia -> Europe Transformer
Mark!  
That feeling was very good!  
This link points to the slow & difficult explanation:  
http://members.tripod.com/~schematics/xform/xformer1.htm  
I can't for the life of me come up with a simple and valid explanation: but for the moment look at it this way: a 110V primary has half the number of turns than a 220V one, and if you apply 220V to it, double the current will flow, which it's not designed for, and that overheats the primary-winding.  
I will probably get flamed for this over-simplified "explanation", but I can take that, as long you don't set fire to anything or electrocute yourself!  
Take care and regards,Bernt.

 
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Mark THANKS A LOT! for the link,... -- 1/31/2003 10:46 AM