# You asked: How do you reduce voltage in a transformer?

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## How does a transformer increase or decrease voltage?

A transformer converts alternating current (AC) from one voltage to another voltage. It has no moving parts and works on a magnetic induction principle; it can be designed to “step-up” or “step-down” voltage. So a step up transformer increases the voltage and a step down transformer decreases the voltage.

## How can you reduce voltage without changing current?

In order to change the voltage without changing the current, you must change the resistance a porportional amount. If the load resistance varies, you can use a constant current source to maintain the current level, as hgmjr implied.

## Why do we step down voltage?

Increased voltage allows decreased current which dramatically reduces power loss. Once the power completes its journey, we decrease its voltage at a step-down transformer to make it safer and more useable in the neighborhood.

## Why does the current decrease when the voltage increases?

The current required to carry a given power decrease when you increase the voltage because the power is the product of the current with the voltage (and power factor).

## Can I use diode to reduce voltage?

Diodes allow electricity to flow in only one direction, but a diode will only conduct electricity, when the supply reaches its threshold. The threshold for common silicon diodes is 0.6 volts. … After each diode, the voltage can be seen to drop by 0.6 volts. In this way, diodes can be used to reduce voltage, in a circuit.

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