How do you make a transformer with readily available materials?

Starting Power source = ~1.5v AC

Secondary Voltage = 6v

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  • Joe M
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    All you need is wire with a thick enough gage to handle the current. The equation governing this is simplicity itself.

    Vs/Vp=Ns/Np

    V is the voltage, and N is the number of windings.

    The primary and secondary coils are wrapped around a core of very high magnetic permeability, such as iron; this ensures that most of the magnetic field lines produced by the primary current are within the iron and pass through the secondary coil as well as the primary coil.

    I will choose 100 windings for the secondary coil and we will see what we need for the primary.

    Vs/Vp=Ns/Np

    6/1.5=100/Np

    Np=100/4=25 Have 25 windings around the primary source.

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