#### mivey

##### Senior Member

I am saying I have two sinusoidal inputs that are 180 degrees out of phase. These are two signals that are really & truly shifted by 1/120 of a second in time. Real voltages. Not some mathematical model or manipulation of numbers. I really started one sinusoidal signal, waited 1/120 of a second and started another.Aren?t you saying there are two voltages in different directions available from a single winding?

Really. Honest. No kidding. I promise that is what I did. I'll sign an affidavit. The two voltages are really 180 degrees out of phase.

I watched the first signal on the scope. It started off at the positive peak value and when the clock read 1/120th of a second, I instantly triggered the second voltage. At that point, the first voltage was at a negative peak and the second voltage started at a positive peak. They have been cycling that way ever since.

If there is a neutral it can. Step through the time domain. No matter which direction you pick for current, you will find times where one current is positive and one current is negative.Aren?t you saying, here, that a single winding can have current flowing in different directions, regardless of the voltage direction?

You could also write out the two current equations and see that it is true.

No, it does not. Care to explain how you think it does? I'm guessing you did not follow up on winnie's posts where he explained that the currents can be out of phase. If they are out of phase, they will not cross the zero axis at the same time and you will have one positive current and one negative current in the secondary coil, regardless of which direction you are calling positive.This contradicts the source I quote that applied Lenz?s law.