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recsq

12:20PM | 03/02/03
Member Since: 03/01/03
Do these transformer convert down to exactly 24 volts? My multimeter reads about 28 volts for the transformer I installed to power a humidifier, will this cause a problem?

Electric Eagle

01:25PM | 03/02/03
Member Since: 03/01/03
The power output(secondary) of a basic transformer is directly proportional to the input voltage(primary). If the transformer is designed to transform 110v to 24v it would be 4.58:1, meaning a if your input voltage is a little higher you output will be higher also. Most homes in my area are between 115 and 122 volts, anything higher than 122v there might be a problem with the power company.(this is my area, yours may be diferent). Using the 4.58:1 calculation, if you have 28v on the secondary then your primary would be 128v, but this is all hypothetical.

Basically, your output will vary based on your input. Also the transformer may not be accurate.

Clear as MUD???

recsq

02:28AM | 03/03/03
Member Since: 03/01/03