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How do different transformers get the same voltages but different amperage

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How do different transformers get the same voltages but different amperage is it not the transformer its self doing this?

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The one rated for lower current likely has thinner wires, so they'll catch fire if you try push high current through them. The base principle of different transformers is still the same though


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Just now, Jurrunio said:

The one rated for lower current likely has thinner wires, so they'll catch fire if you try push high current through them. The base principle of different transformers is still the same though

Well, in most cases the PSU shuts down where there's "saturation" (the term that describes what your explaining).  But there are some cheap PSUs that will have the transformer get so hot that the lamination melts off if you put too much power through it.

 

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