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Microwave oven transformers

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Jimmy, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Guest

    Looking for information on using microwave oven transformers. I have several
    of these I wish to use in various projects, some HV some less than 100
    volts. I am looking for rewinding information and any modifications that
    must be done to the cores.
     
  2. Steven Busic

    Steven Busic Guest

  3. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Be advised that the capacitor goes along with it; transformers i have
    seen in microwave s were of the regulating ("sola") type and are good
    only for one frequency.
     
  4. Grumpy OM

    Grumpy OM Guest

    Robert,

    I have picked many of these things from the town dump and repaired
    them. I've never seen one with a regulating xformer. The oil filled
    cap is part of a voltage doubler and also serves to limit the current
    to the maggy.

    Grumpy
     
  5. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Look at the wiring carefully; the capacitor is directly connected to
    the transformer.
    The configuration looks just like a "sola" type regulating
    transformer; one of the modes is a "constant current" configuration -
    and maybe that is what you are talking about.
     
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