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The simple answer is "NO". Whatever is tapped-off of the secondary, or otherwise modified, does in no way diminish the laws of transfer of power from one winding to the next, or available potential. Whatever is actually realized at the secondary will never be 100% of the input due to losses in transfer, such as heat losses. * I'm still not sure but having thought about it more I now think that if you increase the resistance in the secondary circuit and therefore decrease the secondary current, without changing either voltage, the power on the secondary would fall with the current. The primary power would also have to fall to remain equal to the secondary power (heat losses aside), and the primary current would also fall. Is this correct? Thanks Yes. Because a transformer is very efficient, power measured on each side is almost the same. P = VI = vi The voltage ratio V/v depends on the number of turns in the windings and is therefore constant. Decreasing resistance on the secondary side allows an increase in the current. Current on the primary also increases because power in is equal to power out.

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Q: Does varying the resistance in the secondary circuit cause a change in both the input and output currents to keep the power on both sides equal on a transformer?
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