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Old 20th June 2003, 04:01 AM   #1
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listen:i've spent to much time reading and not enough building stuff (no time with anything 120V). i got this neat toroid and i need some suggestions on connecting it to this power cord i have. just solder and heatshrink? seems kind of weak.
also, quick dumb question: do i take this plastic wrapper stuff off the transformer? i'm pretty sure that's a no.
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do i take this plastic wrapper stuff off the transformer?

no leave it on. its there for a purpose your safety for one


no time with anything 120V. if your new to electronics. its good to have somebody nearbuy just in case you make a mistake

do you got a pic of the toroid?
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i've taken 4 semesters of electronics classes at college... i have to wait for next spring for the industrial electronics class though. i could totally build a gainclone on the hickock breadboards...

picture in a minute.
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Old 20th June 2003, 04:27 AM   #4
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Click the image to open in full size.
i should vacuum. my mom would kill me if i let you guys see that picture at 1280x1024
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primaries are white and black.......build a test jig.....look on these forums before you go killing yourself and the cat....if you took "3" semesters of electronics then you should know how to hook a basic transformer....want more help from me then recite ohms Law
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i know what everything is. its just the physical connecting of stuff.

remember this little triangle trick thing to help kids with the algebra of ohm's law?
Code:
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i think i'm going to buy a plug instead of just soldering the cord to the transformer.
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dam this cable modem

on this one. looks like the two white wires in the black caseing are
your primaries.

the other 4 well i use a ac dc volt meter to test em. in order i would say


yellow red is one line.could be 13v 30v 12v?

orange purple is the other line.13v 30v 12v?

test em

and put a fuze on the main
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is that picture's size bordering on rude? i try not to forget my dial-up roots.

it says on the side of transformer"br-re/or-ye"

i know what wires to connect. i just wanted suggestions on how. physically.
i hope radioshack has female three prong thingies these days.
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brown hmm looks purple with my monitor

lol i just walked into this one

i just use solder and heatshrink tubing
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18 volt secondaries
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