I stand corrected, the 36V will be when loaded. I blame it on this cold winter weather were getting down here making my brain work slower. It's midnight here and the outside temperature has plummeted to 14C :shock:audioguru said:If your transformer is 36V RMS when fully loaded, its voltage will rise with no load maybe to 39V. Therefore the peak is root 2, times 39V = 55.1V minus about 0.7V for the diode. Maybe in down under, transformer output voltages don't increase when not fully loaded. :lol:
Pommie said:If your transformer is 36V RMS, then the peak voltage will be 36* Sqrt(2) = 36*1.414 = 51V
This will be with no load. As you increase the load then the voltage will drop.