Types of wires for various magnetic applications

In this post we’ll provide brief introduction to different types of wires available for numerous magnetic applications: Round Wire Round wire is the most commonly used wire, made of a round conducting section covered by an insulation layer The applications of enameled wires are widespread, serving as components for electromagnetic products, including building generators, motors, …

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What are medical-grade transformers?

Have you ever asked the question, “What is the difference between medical-grade transformers and non-medical grade transformers?” Medical Grade Transformers are almost exclusively isolation transformers that satisfy many safety guidelines and rules beyond the requirements needed for transformers that are not medical-graded. They are designed to isolate the patient and the operator from an electric …

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Design Considerations for High Frequency Transformers

With more efficient and smaller power supplies providing power to electrical equipment, high-frequency transformers are a critical component of supplying power to modern electronics. The market forces driving the proliferation of electronics into more and more applications result from a steady stream of design innovation that has gone unabated for more than half a century. …

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What Are Electrical Transformers?

Transformers are electrical devices with the capacity to change the voltage level of an alternating current (AC) in a circuit. They function only with AC circuits, not with direct current (DC) circuits. The basic components of a transformer are two separate coils of wire wound around a single core. The coil connected to the incoming …

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What are balun transformers?

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In the world of electronics, it’s common to hear about two varieties of lines—balanced and unbalanced. Balanced lines have two conductors, which feature equal currents running in opposite directions. An example of balanced lines is twisted pair cables. On the other hand, unbalanced lines feature just one conductor and ground, like a coaxial cable. Baluns …

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Incoming Inspection Testing on Soft Ferrite Cores

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Many a times power electronics engineers find magnetics design as a complex process and when it comes to incoming inspection of ferrites – many have very basic knowledge and lot of misconceptions. Here’s a good application note on the same. Research paper originally appearing on MH&W International Corp. NJ, USA.

The Art of Shipping – Tips from our 35 years of experience

With over 35 years of experience in supplying our custom magnetics components, including transformers, chokes and inductors, to customers throughout India and across the ocean, we’ve faced our share of “unfortunate events” with shipping. So here are a few crucial points to think about in the pursuit of getting your parts on time, intact, and …

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Distribution or Power Transformers, what to choose?

When it comes to the power distribution sector, two types of transformers are used – distribution and power transformers. However, first-time customers should realize that there are specific differences between these products. We provide the differences with this post. Understanding Distribution Transformers and its Types Also known as a service transformer, distribution transformers are types …

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