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JZatopa 4th April 2011 01:01 AM

Noobish qustion - Can you use a doorbell transformer for.....
 
Can you use a door bell transformer for anything audio related aside from using it as a PS transformer for low wattage applications?

What would happen if you were to close the secondary and use it as a PS choke? Is that just asking for trouble?

leadbelly 4th April 2011 01:50 AM

Think of them as just low quality 24VAC transformers. You can use one for a preamp, IF you find one that doesn't buzz. It's not unusual for them to buzz or develop a buzz in a few years.

You can't use them for a DC choke for the same reason you can't use a more conventional transformer there either: DC will saturate the core.

oshifis 4th April 2011 02:49 PM

They have strong stray magnetic field.


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