I'm trying to create a power supply for a project I'm working on. It will need to be able to convert 120VAC from the wall to 24VDC and be able to take around 15 amps of current draw (it's driving some pretty powerful stepper motors). Finding transformers and components that were rated for that amount power draw seemed impractical, especially considering how high the capacitance values had to be in order to smooth out the rectified AC at that current. I was wondering if I could then have multiple transformers in parallel, spreading the current out across them? After rectifying the output of each of the transformers, they'd be fed into a buck converter, and the PWM would be synced across the parallel lines, before they're brought back together to form the since high amperage power rail to power what I need. Would this be a sensible way to do this? Is there a simpler solution I'm missing?
This is a bit of an aside, but even without that, I was wondering how the PWM controller of the buck converters should be powerered? I was thinking of just putting another transformer that would have a much higher winding, rectifying it, and feeding it into a linear regulator to get a 5V rail to power the logic. This feels weird to me, so I was wondering if there's another way to do that.
Anyways, I kind of asked two questions, but if you have any advice, that would be greatly appreciated!