Is It OK For Me To Use This Transformer?? Answered
I have a few questions about my transformer that I scavenged from an audio amplifier.
I assume this transformer was used to drive big speakers.
This bad-boy weighs in at eight pounds and is pictured below.
The coil has a resistance of 2.2 Ohms. Is that normal?
The Impedance of the transformer @ 60Hz will be higher that 2.2 Ohms, right?
The transformer was wired into the wall outlet (120V AC) with only a #102 (1000pf) ceramic capacitor and a 125V-6.3A fuse in series.
that means that the power comes from the wall goes through a fuse, a transformer, a ceramic capacitor, and then back into the wall.
The fuse was burnt-out so I am bypassing it for now. I fully intend to get one asap.
The #102 ceramic capacitor either isn't working or limits the voltage too much so I am bypassing that as well. What is this capacitor used for?
Some of the voltage levels that I am measuring from the outputs of the transformer are as follows: 5v, 30v, 40v, 60v, 80v, and possibly a 100v measurement. There are a lot of outputs on this transformer so it is hard to remember all of the voltage levels.
Is there anyway to tell how many amperes I can safely draw from this transformer? (I have no datasheet and cannot find one)
Thank you for taking the time to read my plight! I would really appreciate a reply! Thanks!