If I check for resistance on the output end of a unpowered transformer, am I correct in assuming I should NOT get a reading. That if I do get a reading there is a short in the transformer somewhere?


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Maurice Korvo answered

A transformer is basically two coils of wire. One coil is the primary (input) side. The other is the secondary (output) side. You should have a resistance in the wires of the coils. So, you should read some resistance on the output ends of an unpowered transformer. If there is a short, the resistance will be less than it is supposed to be.

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KB Baldwin
KB Baldwin commented
OK, thanks. I had forgotten the coil part and was thinking of it as any other unplugged appliance. So now I can complete my little project without worrying about burning the house down.

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