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# Converting 1A to 5A Answered

I have 12V 1.5A AC transformer.
I want to produce DC 12V 5A amps from it.
Is it possible?
If it is, than tell me HOW...

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## 6 Replies

iceng (author)2017-08-24

That is simple use the rectified 12vac x 1.414 = 16.9 VDC peak to charge a battery..

Then when you want, the battery or super capacitor will easily deliver 12VDC at 5 or more amperes for a limited time !

I'm telling you it takes more time to charge an energy storage device then it can discharge at a higher current.. But if you needed 5A (24/7) you would stop banging your noggin against a brick wall and buy a 5A TR = transformer-rectifier and be done with this silly question...

qaman10 (author)2017-08-14

The simple answer is, no it is not possible

Toga_Dan (author)2017-08-15

true. But its fun to make silly suggestions.

Failure mode often has to do with heat. Insulation, or wire burning. So maybe liquid N2 would buy more amp capacity.

Toga_Dan (author)2017-08-14

if you were OK with lower v, you could remove the secondary windings, and replace em with fewer turns of heavier wire.

Toga_Dan (author)2017-08-14

get 4 of em.

Jack A Lopez (author)2017-08-13