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I want to get two 8 V AC from this transformer which is outputting 0, 8, 16, 24 V / 1 A.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Not like that... \$\endgroup\$
    – user16324
    Nov 13, 2020 at 14:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BrianDrummond May I please know your suggestion, is it other than what Neil_UK suggested? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 13, 2020 at 16:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ It is exactly what Neil suggested. \$\endgroup\$
    – user16324
    Nov 13, 2020 at 16:56

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No. That connection creates a short circuit on the secondary.

If you're lucky, it will draw enough current to blow your primary fuse. If you're unlucky, it won't blow the fuse, and will overheat the transformer.

You already have the solution with that transformer. Use the 8 V tap as the centre tap between 0 and 16 V, and ignore the 24 V tap.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ ^^^ This! "You already have the solution with that transformer. Use the 8 V tap as the centre tap between 0 and 16 V, and ignore the 24 V tap" \$\endgroup\$
    – Kyle B
    Nov 13, 2020 at 18:52
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No. That would equal to shorting out a 8VAC coil.

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