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A transformer is made from two or more coils of wire wound around an iron core. When some voltage is applied to one of the coils it magnetizes the iron core, which induces a voltage in the other coil. There is a turns ratio where of the two sets of windings determines the amount of voltage transformation.

a step up transformer makes a voltage higher than before it does this by having more turns on the secondary coil then the primary coil.

a step down transformer makes a voltage lower then it was before it reaches it, it does this by having less turns on the secondary coil then the primary coil.

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How a transformer is very useful in ac supply?

Transformer is the only device which is capable to stepup or stepdown an ac signal. That's why its used widely in ac supply.

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