RE: 9VAC from 5VDC?

From: Bil Herd <>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:10:59 -0400
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Given how cheap a 9VAC wall-mount transformer I, why would it not be
better than a 5VDC-9VDC convertor?  Also the 5v supply would need to
handle an addition 1.25 Amps at a guess, what is the 5V supply in this

Typically circuits that use a sign wave are concerned with the
zero-crossing point and not so much the peak or what the shape is near the
peak.  Not saying all uses do this, it is just my experience to-date.

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On 2013-09-16, at 22:28, MikeS wrote:

> What about frequency/stability? Do any add-on devices rely on the 9VAC
for an RTC?

IMHO they shouldn't. RTCs I saw rely on its own crystal. And if there is
one that wants to use the AC frequency - it implies immediately that the
accuracy is not the top priority there. I am more concerned about some
potential influence like unwanted noises/hums, etc in analogue add-ons.
(modems? audio add-ons?)

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