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Misusing a transformer

Started by david eather November 3, 2019
Just a sanity check if you don't mind. I have a 230v to 30v 1amp 50Hz 
transformer - is there anything wrong with plugging that into 115v 60Hz 
to get 15v 1 amp out?
david eather wrote:

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> Just a sanity check if you don't mind. I have a 230v to 30v 1amp 50Hz > transformer - is there anything wrong with plugging that into 115v 60Hz > to get 15v 1 amp out? >
** Please go ahead - make the little transformer's day. Apologies to Clint Eastwood.... .... Phil
On Mon, 4 Nov 2019 13:55:55 +1000, david eather
<eathDELETEer@tpg.com.au> wrote:

>Just a sanity check if you don't mind. I have a 230v to 30v 1amp 50Hz >transformer - is there anything wrong with plugging that into 115v 60Hz >to get 15v 1 amp out?
It will work.
On 4/11/2019 3:10 pm, Phil Allison wrote:
> david eather wrote: > > -------------------- > >> Just a sanity check if you don't mind. I have a 230v to 30v 1amp 50Hz >> transformer - is there anything wrong with plugging that into 115v 60Hz >> to get 15v 1 amp out? >> > > ** Please go ahead - make the little transformer's day. > > > Apologies to Clint Eastwood.... > > > .... Phil >
Thanks! Hmmmm a lot of those people who heard the "go ahead make my day" ended up dead so maybe that means ... I so wish you had used "I know what you're thinking, did he fire 5 or 6"
david eather wrote:

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> > Phil Allison wrote: > > >> Just a sanity check if you don't mind. I have a 230v to 30v 1amp 50Hz > >> transformer - is there anything wrong with plugging that into 115v 60Hz > >> to get 15v 1 amp out? > >> > > > > ** Please go ahead - make the little transformer's day. > > > > > > Apologies to Clint Eastwood.... > > >> > > > Thanks! Hmmmm a lot of those people who heard the "go ahead make my day" > ended up dead so maybe that means ... I so wish you had used "I know > what you're thinking, did he fire 5 or 6" >
** Think you are misconstruing the context of the famous phrase. The actual scene in "Sudden Impact", where Harry uses the words, showed him calling the bluff of a criminal who was holding a girl hostage with his gun to her head. Harry had his gun raised ready to shoot, so forcing the criminal to let the girl go rather than back off, as was the crim's wish. President Reagan used the phrase well too, in relation to new taxes. However, my use was entirely literal and humorous. That 50Hz 230V tranny would have a much easier life used on 115V and 60Hz. ..... Phil
On Monday, 4 November 2019 03:56:01 UTC, david eather  wrote:
> Just a sanity check if you don't mind. I have a 230v to 30v 1amp 50Hz > transformer - is there anything wrong with plugging that into 115v 60Hz > to get 15v 1 amp out?
that's fine. NT
On 5/11/2019 11:05 am, Phil Allison wrote:
> david eather wrote: > > ------------------- >> >> Phil Allison wrote: >> >>>> Just a sanity check if you don't mind. I have a 230v to 30v 1amp 50Hz >>>> transformer - is there anything wrong with plugging that into 115v 60Hz >>>> to get 15v 1 amp out? >>>> >>> >>> ** Please go ahead - make the little transformer's day. >>> >>> >>> Apologies to Clint Eastwood.... >>> >>>> >> >> Thanks! Hmmmm a lot of those people who heard the "go ahead make my day" >> ended up dead so maybe that means ... I so wish you had used "I know >> what you're thinking, did he fire 5 or 6" >> > > ** Think you are misconstruing the context of the famous phrase. > > The actual scene in "Sudden Impact", where Harry uses the words, showed him calling the bluff of a criminal who was holding a girl hostage with his gun to her head. > > Harry had his gun raised ready to shoot, so forcing the criminal to let the girl go rather than back off, as was the crim's wish. > > President Reagan used the phrase well too, in relation to new taxes. > > However, my use was entirely literal and humorous. > > That 50Hz 230V tranny would have a much easier life used on 115V and 60Hz. > > > ..... Phil > > > >
It was funny and I took it that way, until latter when that little voice inside started to ask stupid questions.