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Old 19th April 2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Transformer buying advice

Which transformers do you recommend for an amplifier. Do they differ alot regarding shielding, hum etc.
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Old 19th April 2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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Hi,

I think your question is rather broad. There is no "best for all".
Is there a particular amplifier you are thinking of?

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Old 19th April 2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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...And also possibly very expensive...
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I'm going to use it in a ZAPpulse amplifier in a dual mono configuration i.e. one transformer for each channel.
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any advise??
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Well you want a toroidal transformer. It depends on what you have available to you and how much you are willing to pay. There can be a large difference between a cheap one and an expensive one due to the core material and if it has a screen or not. However, expensive doesn't always guarantee quality.

Don't bother with fully potted ones, they are just for looks and worsen heat performance and are just heavy.

I just get mine from Farnell.

As far as VA rating goes, look up in the ZAPpulse cookbook to see what voltage you need for what power and load, then the VA you need is approx 1.37x the load power. Note this rule of thumb applies to class-d only.
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