transformer question to all the electricians out there??
I have blown (a while ago) the transformer in my lathe a 440v in reducing to 110 v out.I removed the transformer and took it to r s components they supplied me with a 440v with instead of 110v single outlet two outlets of 55v making 110v out my friend an electrician says to simply join the two 55's to get 110 V out will blow the transformer.I went back to rs components and asked if I had been supplied the right transformer as this had two output terminals of 55v instead of one 110v I was told politely that they were unable to explain why as they did not have insurance to explain electrical wiring to customers so I would need to figure it out myself but the one supplied was basically fine. Can anyone explain this as I simply assume that joining the two output 55's will be fine am I wrong ?Alistair
Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease