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So im planning to do electrical and electronics projects in my upcoming 2 month summer vacation. I bought some books for this (Example Getting started in electronics by Forrest) But I soon realised that many projects require AC supply to fully implement it and see it effect(clippers, transistor circuit etc). So how can I get AC supply in my home?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Has your home got electricity? If so, what sort? DC or AC? What voltage? \$\endgroup\$
    – Transistor
    May 8 '19 at 6:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Transistor I have AC supply, but how do you connect it to a breadboard for a simple transistor circuit lets say \$\endgroup\$
    – user29463
    May 8 '19 at 6:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Transistor I think its a foolish idea to connect 220V AC to a breadboard \$\endgroup\$
    – user29463
    May 8 '19 at 6:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ @user29463 not wanting to connect a breadboard to a power outlet is definitely a survival skill! But, with a transformer, you can be safe. You can get arbitrary transformers. Just look for the "wall wart" power supplies that say e.g. "out: 9 VAC" or "out: 12 V~". Obviously, you'll need something that produces the voltage your circuit needs, and is able to supply at least the current that it'll draw – but for small things like transistor circuits, it'll be impossible to find transformers that are "too weak". \$\endgroup\$ May 8 '19 at 6:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ You could look for a function generator or build one yourself using a microcontroller like this. I have mostly used function generator in our analog electronics lab for getting AC supply to test circuits, and also sometimes used a 220V : 12V transformer for that purpose. \$\endgroup\$
    – akshayk07
    May 8 '19 at 7:56

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