How do you make a transformer with readily available materials?
Starting Power source = ~1.5v AC
Secondary Voltage = 6v
- Joe MLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
All you need is wire with a thick enough gage to handle the current. The equation governing this is simplicity itself.
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.
Np=100/4=25 Have 25 windings around the primary source.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformer