Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

IKEA Halogen Toroid Transformer
IKEA Halogen Toroid Transformer
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd December 2005, 09:00 PM   #1
ozone_stink is offline ozone_stink  Canada
diyAudio Member
ozone_stink's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montreal
Default IKEA Halogen Toroid Transformer

I was just wondering if this could be useful:

120V AC -> 12V, rated for 80W.

Wires: there's a black and white for mains, and two yellow (12V)

I don't know if this is makes sense, but I was hoping to make a power supply for my CD player or for a clock for my CDP...

Would you steer clear due to IKEA KWALITY concerns?

  Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2005, 12:32 AM   #2
Variac is offline Variac  Costa Rica
diyAudio Editor
Variac's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: San Francisco, USA San Josť, Costa Rica
IKEA Halogen Toroid Transformer
If it is an autoformer instead of a transformer, than it is dangerous.
Not because of quality control , but because an autoformer doesn't have total isolation between the high voltage and lower.

I'm not sure how to check, but I imagine one way is to check between the hign wires and low wires in every combination with an ohmeter to see if there is any continuety. If so, you need to also use an isolation transformer, or give up on the idea.
"The geek shall inherit the earth"
2017 Burning Amp is November 12 in S.F. Thread here on diyAudio:
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2005, 12:37 AM   #3
DragonMaster is offline DragonMaster  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Montreal
I don't know if it can help but I have a 40W version that is really hot even when the lamp is powered off.
  Reply With Quote


IKEA Halogen Toroid TransformerHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toroid transformer RudyT Power Supplies 2 5th July 2005 06:39 AM
Toroid transformer or not fireman Chip Amps 25 3rd June 2004 09:06 AM
toroid Transformer as power Transformer for tube tone Tubes / Valves 7 11th February 2003 08:57 AM
toroid Transformer as output Transformer for tube preamp? tone Tubes / Valves 15 2nd February 2003 04:36 AM
Toroid Transformer 2 x 24V @ 4A ea Michael Rothacher Swap Meet 11 18th December 2002 11:19 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:38 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio