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Hello Nick: Yes it would. Let us look at the basics, using transformers for an example: Transformers are devices that transfer electric energy from one alternating-current circuit to one or more other circuits. These devices are used to increase (step up), reduce (step down) or simply isolate the voltage source from the output source. Notice that transformers can only be used in alternating current circuits. Transformers change voltage through electromagnetic induction as the magnetic lines of force (flux lines) build up and collapse with the changes in current passing through the primary coil, current is induced in another coil, called the secondary. The secondary voltage is calculated by multiplying the primary voltage by "turns ratio". This ratio is simply the number of turns in the secondary coil divided by the number of turns in the primary coil. Transformers are employed for widely varying purposes: 1. To reduce the voltage of conventional power circuits to operate low-voltage devices, such as doorbells and toy electric trains. 2. To raise the voltage from electric generators so that electric power can be transmitted over long distances. 3. Isolate circuits for reasons of safety (isolate a piece of equipment from the source of power) or to eliminate ground potential differences that may affect measurements. 4. To match impedance of source to the load, maximizing the transfer of power. Look up on the Internet: http://www.sweethaven.com/acee/forms/frm0502.htm http://www.tpub.com/neets/book2/5f.htm http://www.latech.edu/~yates/et360w1.htm http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl It is also possible to convert one DC voltage to another. This is commonly done by first converting the DC to AC using an oscillator circuit, then rectifying the AC back to DC. Here is a website to visit: http://www.theallpower.com/tech/techart.htm Your MAD.SCI Micro.
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