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Old 5th March 2005, 05:35 PM   #1
Bill*B is offline Bill*B  United States
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Default Unused HV windings on power transformer

I have a power transformer with multiple windings. I would like to press it into service, and utilize the 620 volt and 12.6 volt taps. There is a 6.3 volt tap connected to the 620 volt winding by another winding which elevates it to 1.3K volt. Can I just ignore these taps and leave them without a load, or am I asking for trouble? Regards, Bill.
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Old 5th March 2005, 09:16 PM   #2
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Yes, you can ignore windings you don't want to use. Do put some shrink tubing or similar insulation on the end of the wire leads (if it has wire leads).
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Old 5th March 2005, 10:42 PM   #3
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Thanks, SY. Good idea to insulate the tabs - I'd hate to fry myself in a careless moment. Having fried a perfectly good Simpson meter, I can vouch that it's easier than you'd think. Bill.
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