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Old 10th February 2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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i have two identical transformers, both with two (same) seconderies.
what will be the preferred way to connect them to a diode bridge? in exact paralle way or every transformer will give one phase?
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Old 10th February 2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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why not dual mono?
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Old 10th February 2014, 02:37 PM   #3
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If the two transformers really are absolutely identical then either will do.

If they are slightly different then the upper circuit may create circulating currents or force one to do all the work. The lower circuit will work fine but may give more ripple or slightly unbalanced + and - rails.

I would use the lower circuit.
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Old 10th February 2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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This scheme will ensure the balance, even if the transformers are slightly different:
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Old 10th February 2014, 07:21 PM   #5
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That puts them in series, but I think the OP wants parallel.
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