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Subject: Re: Transformers

Date: 01/09/01 at 10:06 PM
Posted by: Paul Hoffman
E-mail: toolnut@seanet.com
Message Posted:

In Reply to: Re: Transformers posted by John Dunn - Consultant on 09/28/00 at 9:25 PM:

The wire size won't necessarly give you the answer for a maximum current rating.
If the transformers were meant for a low duty cycle application they might handle 5 times
more current for the same size wire. The wire size is more a function of being able to dissapate
the generated heat. If you can't dissapate the heat then you need to drop the IR (heat) loss. Remember R goes
up as wire size goes down.

As for comparison of transformers to other Mfg's specs. The other gentleman is correct as long as you compare
apples to apples. If your comparing a 60htz transformer to a 6khtz transformer - all bets are off.

Good luck - Paul


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