What is an electrical transformer?

Answer One of the problems with the transmission of electricity over long distances is that the longer the wire, the more voltage necessary to keep a current flowing across it. Electrical transformers all... Read More »

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How to Make an Electrical Transformer?

Transformers can increase or decrease any AC voltage.

Can you paint a transformer electrical box?

A transformer electrical box can, in fact, be painted. However, you should always hire a professional for this task, as they have been specially trained to work around the high voltage area and in ... Read More »

Difference Between an Electrical Inverter & Transformer?

Electrical transformers and inverters perform similar functions. Transformers increase or decrease alternating current (AC) electricity from one voltage level to another. Inverters take direct cur... Read More »

How do I calculate the number of turns for a 110/12v electrical transformer?

Divide the primary (left side) voltage by the secondary (right side) voltage to get the turn ratio for a transformer. In this case, 110 volts divided by 12 volts is 9.17. This means you need approx... Read More »