[TCML] "Wall Wart" Transformers
tabascojack1 at cox.net
Wed Mar 25 10:02:22 MST 2009
OK guys, I realize that I'm going to look stupid, but I have to ask. What
are wall wart transformers?
> A TV flyback transformer can work, but it doesn't run on DC. You
> would still need the appropriate driver circuitry to drive it
> correctly at about 16KHz.
> At 07:45 AM 3/25/2009, you wrote:
>> Have you considered using a flyback transformer with a high power
>> ZVS driver? They are specifically designed for the high voltage and will not
>> self-destruct unless pushed really hard... Since most wall warts are
>> only rated at about 10 - 20w, it would seem a ZVS flyback would be better
>> anyway since you can put hundreds of watts through them without the
>> core saturating. All you really need is to find a
>> xfrmr (check at the local trash tip for old tv's) and run your coil on DC.
>>> Sorry to burst your bubble, but no this will NOT work. These transformers
>>> can't put up with that kind of voltage. These transformers are also far too
>>> small to provide a usable amount of power.
>>> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 19:53, Leonidas Tolias <ltolias at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> I had a few of those big black "Wall Wart" transformers lying around. i
>>>> pulled some apart and noticed that they have some nice looking
>>>> inside them.
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