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Safety Practices, General and Ultra-High Voltage
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Old 31st August 2017, 09:31 PM   #361
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Why not use the parallel windings?
I guess I didn't write it clearly. The transformer in question is a guitar amp transformer that has extra secondary circuits of a different, unneeded voltage.

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Unused wires should go to an isolated terminal that is not
connected to anything else. Never use electrical tape or heat shrink tubing instead of a terminal.
That's what I was thinking. Use a barrier terminal strip to terminate the unused wires. I was even thinking about potting the terminal after connecting the wires so that someone would have to cut the wires to get burned.
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I'm not averse to clean cutting the end of an unused tap wire, and then heatshrinking the end, and then coiling/securing (preferably under a bell-end to minimise stray coupling). That can free up terminal strips, and reduce risk of accidental touching or leakage or coupling.

If the tap wire comes from an internal solder tab (eg. Under a bell end) then better to remove the tap wire.

Future diy user can then use those taps if ever needed.

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