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transformer taps

transformer taps

Is there anything wrong (electronically) with using the 277 tap on a 208/240/277/380/460 primary, 24v secondary transformer to reduce the secondary voltage so it can be filtered with a cap to get closer to 24VDC?  I know the VA rating will decrease, but will the transformer care physically?

RE: transformer taps

As long as you are not exceeding the ratings of the transformer, I don't see any reason why it would care if you applied a lower voltage to a different tap on the input.


RE: transformer taps

Nothing wrong in principle, just beware of labelling so when someone connects it to the 'correct' tap for the voltage they are using there isn't a big cloud of magic smoke.

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