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Old 28th August 2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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What does the center tap from the high voltage winding on the power transformer do? If I'm reading the schematic right, it looks like it ties the secondary to ground. What is the reason for doing that?

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Old 28th August 2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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this may give you an idea: http://youtu.be/x5SSKX74DKg
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Old 29th August 2014, 11:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, that is helpful.

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Old 31st August 2014, 04:37 AM   #5
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One additional question: what would happen if the center tap wire we're not connected? Would no current flow?
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Old 1st September 2014, 01:18 AM   #6
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Exactly, the center tap serves as the return point.
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