From: Ryan Underwood (nemesis-lists_at_icequake.net)
Date: 2004-01-21 05:08:17
On Sun, Jan 18, 2004 at 10:50:31PM +0200, Gianmario.Scotti@nokia.com wrote: > > > > Because I need parts I can easily get (read: at Radio Shack...) ;) > I believe you will easily find a 120 to 9 V xformer. Or just use the one > from the original C64 PSU. I would, but it is full of plastic. I'm afraid I would break it just by trying to chisel it out of there! :) > > > > - Use voltage divider to derive 9VAC from secondary and send that > > > Do you mean, a two-resistor voltage divider? I hope not. > > > > Yeah, such as: > > http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/vdivac.html > You can't use such a voltage divider for power applications, for 2 reasons: > the utilization factor is abysmal, you would end up dissipating more (perhaps > much more) power on the resistors in the divider, than the power > consumed by the computer. Voltage dividers are used for signal reduction, > such as the loudness regulation in amplifiers. The second, practically > unsormountable disadvantage of such circuit, is that Z1 and Z2 (R1 and R2 > in case of purely resistive impedances, which is what you'll have in practice) > will have to vary as the current consumption varies! If you actually check > the very nice web page you mentioned, you will see that by varying ZL, Z1 > and Z2 will have to vary, too. Otherwise Vout will not be constant. Thanks for the explanations, that was highly educational. -- Ryan Underwood, <email@example.com> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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