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C. supply to the right voltage and then rectifying it, that is allowing it to go in one direction only. 37 In the arrangement above the transformer steps down the voltage from 240 volts to 1 volt. The secondary coil is connected through a rectifier to the output terminals. The output voltage varies with time as shown: the negative half of the alternating voltage being cut off by the rectifier which conducts in one direction only. A more useful arrangement uses two secondary windings and two rectifiers.
A current could be made to flow backwards and forwards in the secondary circuit by switching on or off the current in the primary. 34 What a business it is, switching on and off the primary circuit. How much easier it would be if one had an automatic way of doing it - and this is provided by using an alternating current. The current rises to a maximum, then falls to zero, then rises to a maximum in the reverse direction, then back to zero. The mains voltage goes through such a cycle 50 times a second.
We have already described, on page 9, Faraday's experiment when a magnet was inserted in a coil. You have doubtless seen a similar experiment in your school laboratory, in which a coil is connected to a galvanometer. Large and small transformers 33 1 No current flows in the galvanometer. But if a magnet is put into the coil, the galvanometer needle moves. The current ceases once the magnet is inside. When the magnet is pulled out, a current flows momentarily in the opposite direction. You probably also noticed that the faster the movement, the greater the deflection.