How much can a transformer go without a failure?
For example, let's say that a transformer is designed to work with 500mA. (obviously you should avoid exceeding this limit)
But as I learned with capacitors - their tolerances are up to 20%. (you can pretty much safely run a 10v capacitor with 12v source)
And now I am wondering - what are transformer tolerances? In other words, can you run a 500mA transformer at 600mA safely and without failure? I know this is really subjective as it depends on the transformers quality but there has to be an average number.