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What is this component called?

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This component i found in my digital clock, and is directly attached to the AC powerplug.
How is it called ,and how does it work? Preferably with a link to some site :p
 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformer

The transformer is used in your device to transform the mains voltage 100v or 220v to a lower AC voltage, then this voltage is rectified by a diode bridge and capacitors and powers the DC circuit of the device.
 
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