So I've been winding and unwinding, all to get the current right but it's not going well, so I'd like to know how I can limit the current going into the primary side of my transformer, since the winding ratio is 1:2, 160 turns on the primary side, and 320 on the secondary, I'm supplying 80v to the primary but the winding only has a resistance of 4ohms. I'd like to know how I can still be able to supply 80v to the primary and limit the current to 1 or 2 amps, to get 160v on the secondary. I am pretty sure the voltage will drop on the primary since the resistance is so small and I'm worried it will also make the output voltage less than what I need it to be...
I'm pretty sure a resistor in series with the primary winding will result in a voltage division? Which is also bad. I don't have much more wire to wind, can you please help me with a solution? Would a series resistor work?
Oh and the frequency is 60hz
You can measure the inductance of the winding, but assume it is 10 henries. Reactance=2. * pi. * f * L
F= 60 hz
L = 10 henries
So reactance = 2 * 3.14159 * 60 * 10 = 3769 ohms
So does this apply to a square wave 60hz alternating current supply?