center tapped transformer

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  1. billb

    billb Guest

    I made this dice pyramid that I want to light from inside with
    incandescent bulbs and I bought this radio shack 12.6 volt xformer,
    but it has a "center tapped secondary" and I don't know what that
    means or how to wire it to power some 12 volt bulbs.

    can anybody help?

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    billb
     
    billb, Feb 4, 2005
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  2. "billb" <> wrote in message
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    >I made this dice pyramid that I want to light from inside with
    > incandescent bulbs and I bought this radio shack 12.6 volt xformer,
    > but it has a "center tapped secondary" and I don't know what that
    > means or how to wire it to power some 12 volt bulbs.


    You just ignore the center-tap (do not connect it). I assume you know that
    the transformer current/power rating must not be exceeded or it will get too
    hot and self-destruct!
     
    Charles Schuler, Feb 5, 2005
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  3. billb

    dB Guest

    "billb" <> wrote in message news:<cu13d1$jj6$>...
    > I made this dice pyramid that I want to light from inside with
    > incandescent bulbs and I bought this radio shack 12.6 volt xformer,
    > but it has a "center tapped secondary" and I don't know what that
    > means or how to wire it to power some 12 volt bulbs.
    >
    > can anybody help?



    The secondary winding has a centre tap (a connection in the middle) so
    that between either end of the secondary and the tap you would measure
    6 volts.

    Just ignore it and wire your bulbs to the other two secondary
    connections.
     
    dB, Feb 5, 2005
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  4. billb

    billb Guest

    >
    > Just ignore it and wire your bulbs to the other two secondary
    > connections


    ok, thanks!

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    billb
    "dB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "billb" <> wrote in message

    news:<cu13d1$jj6$>...
    > > I made this dice pyramid that I want to light from inside with
    > > incandescent bulbs and I bought this radio shack 12.6 volt

    xformer,
    > > but it has a "center tapped secondary" and I don't know what that
    > > means or how to wire it to power some 12 volt bulbs.
    > >
    > > can anybody help?

    >
    >
    > The secondary winding has a centre tap (a connection in the middle)

    so
    > that between either end of the secondary and the tap you would

    measure
    > 6 volts.

    ..
     
    billb, Feb 5, 2005
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