In this critique of an ELV PSU design, it is suggested that a "Live-Neutral" fault could result in a fault current of thousands of amps. I'm sceptical. Please could someone explain how this could be? ...
I am building a power supply for a very old laptop. The circuit uses a transformer (220 V primary to 15 V secondary, 33 VA) and that worries me a little. (Please note that I an enthusiast and so far I ...
For a variable power supply I require 15V to get ~0-12V, and +/-15V for an op amp as part of the project requirements, also negative rail in the future. Two plugpacks (isolated, 15/0/-15)to me seems ...
How is using a 1:1 transformer safer than using the mains straight off? Is it because you can limit the current coming from the transformer whereas straight from the mains its not current limited? I ...
Say you have a single 110V AC supply and need to use it for a number of devices, each requiring very different characterists. For me personally these are: a direct use of the 110V AC supply for a ...
In response to the question Basic Training for working with 120V AC zebonaut had replied that "A regular wall outlet is referenced to earth" and this provides the close loop for the circuit to ...