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Old 30th May 2012, 08:50 PM   #23551
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I prefer power transformers with internal shields between primaries and secondaries.
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Old 30th May 2012, 08:56 PM   #23552
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A supply designed 30 years ago: The JC-80. For comparison.
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Are the primaries really in series? Anyway, the interesting parts are never shown in most schematics, the exact "how" of the grounds.

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Old 30th May 2012, 08:58 PM   #23554
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Often they are, for 120-240 volt operation.
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Old 30th May 2012, 09:23 PM   #23555
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But actually on a common core?

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Old 30th May 2012, 09:34 PM   #23556
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Chris, it is the SCHEMATIC DRAWING PROGRAM that limits me to showing it this way. It is ALL one transformer.
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Old 30th May 2012, 09:35 PM   #23557
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MY power transformers don't NEED shields! ;-)
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Old 30th May 2012, 09:46 PM   #23558
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Are the primaries really in series? Anyway, the interesting parts are never shown in most schematics, the exact "how" of the grounds.
As you may see, on John's picture "Ground" signs are misleading. Minus from diode bridges should never ever go to ground. It must go to first filter caps. However, experienced engineers know that intuitively without paying attention, so such "too schematic drawings" are common.
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MY power transformers don't NEED shields! ;-)
I see now why you don't believe that power cords don't matter for my amps!

Even sectioned transformers benefit from shields between primaries and secondaries.
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My contribution: I hope that it answers a few questions. It is not the complete CTC Blowtorch power supply, but it is close enough for discussion.
The front end I use for my PS uses much the same lay out. One thing I found really makes a difference is grounding points. One might be tempted to take ground from the diode bridges and then run it straight through to the 317/337 with associated passives. John shows what I measured to really make a difference. Make separate grounding points at the diode bridge and after the 317/337.

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