Doorbell Transformer Voltage Question

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Old 11-06-05, 06:36 PM
Blakeharrison
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Doorbell Transformer Voltage Question

The transformer for my new doorbell says it is a 16V transformer, yet when I put a meter on the secondary side I got 19V.

I measured the voltage with a meter that has a 0-200 V scale. Is that scale perhaps not sensitive enough to give me an accurate reading, or is there perhaps another problem here? Or perhaps no problem at all....?

The doorbell does work fine.

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Old 11-06-05, 08:23 PM
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The transformer is fine. It is designed to deliver the rated voltage at a specific load, such as while the bell is actually ringing. It will show a higher voltage under a no-load condition.
 
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