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Secondary AC Current Requirements
Since transformers may be used in many possible configurations, the current ratings shown above are AC-RMS secondary winding currents. When selecting the “Secondary Amp” rating, the conversion chart shown below may be helpful.
|Rectifier Type||Filter Type||Approximate Secondary RMS Current|
|Full Wave Center Tap||Choke Input||.7 times DC Current|
|Full Wave Center Tap||Capacitor Input||1.2 times DC Current|
|Full Wave Bridge||Choke Input||Equal to DC Current|
|Full Wave Bridge||Capacitor Input||1.8 times DC Current|
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