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Is it ok to run a 240 transformer on 120?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by chad, Jun 27, 2004.

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  1. chad

    chad Guest

    I have a VERY big step-down 210-220-240 transformer here. Would there
    be able problems running it on 120?

    Did some testing with 120 using a 2amp fuse im able to get the voltage
    i was hoping for. But befor i go and wire everything up. just wanted
    to make sure its not goin to hurt anything.

    I dont think it will be im not a expert like alot of people here are
    :)

    Thank you for the help.
     
  2. No problem at all, if you already have it. It will run very
    efficiently, with very low iron losses. It will also have almost no
    inrush current, compared to when it is operated at rated voltage. It
    will not be good for any more current than it is rated for, however.
     
  3. chad

    chad Guest

    Great! kva size is mroe then i will ever need :) Guess i got lucky i
    got the transformer for free :) Thank you for the help
     
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