ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 19
Recent Posts
Anyone hiring inspectors?
by HotLine1. 03/27/17 08:03 AM
Old decora style outlets
by Admin. 03/25/17 11:40 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
fuse rejectors
by HotLine1. 03/24/17 07:53 AM
Another Forum Update
by Admin. 03/22/17 03:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,627 Are you busy
166,458 Re: Forum
160,717 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 63 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#205909 - 04/23/12 03:16 PM Unequal tapping of a dual primary transformer.  
LarryC  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 781
Winchester, NH, US
Question for you folks.

I have some dual primary / dual secondary transformers with a voltage tap on the primary windings. The primaries are wound for 120 V with a tap at 100 Volts. If I want to use them at full rated power and my supply voltage was 220 V, would I run into issues if I series the primaries with one wired for 120 V and other on wired for 100 Volts?

The units are AMVECO MT3750DS torroids.

Thanks.

Larry C


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#205910 - 04/23/12 03:49 PM Re: Unequal tapping of a dual primary transformer. [Re: LarryC]  
geoff in UK  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 180
UK
I wouldn't forsee any problem with what you propose, provided the transformer is designed to give "full rated power" when used on the 100v taps.
Its just like having one primary tapped 100/120/220/240.



Member Spotlight
HappyElectrician
HappyElectrician
Penn USA
Posts: 31
Joined: December 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.009s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7413 MB (Peak: 0.8589 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-28 08:04:54 UTC