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An Introduction to Toroidal Power Transformer

As you might already know, transformers are devices that transfer power between two parts of an electrical circuit by creating an isolation with varying current and voltage. They are an integral part for almost all electrical applications. Power transformers, are used when high-efficiency power transfer is needed. Depending on the specific application, devices may operate …

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Autotransformer vs Isolation Transformer

An isolation transformer is an electrical transformer with a primary and secondary coil winding. These windings are separated by insulation. This insulation limits the risk of electrocution when the active parts and earth are touched simultaneously. An autotransformer is an electrical transformer with only one winding. The term “auto” refers to a single coil acting …

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What are balun transformers?

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 a ground, like a coaxial cable. …

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Standard set of information for any transformer requirement

Transformers are a very versatile electrical equipment that is needed in several situations. Transformers are important equipment that accompanies several industrial machines. But transformers are not only confined in factories and industries, they can be found in homes as well as they have many domestic uses. Transformers come in all shapes and sizes and there …

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Incoming Inspection Testing on Soft Ferrite Cores

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 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 important points to think about in the pursuit of getting your parts on time, intact, …

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The Difference Between Inductors and Transformers

Transformers and inductors seem very similar in a visual and construction sense. However, they have differing applications and have their own unique design and construction elements. Below is a brief summary about them both, which provides a little guidance to the differences. Inductors An inductor (also called a choke or reactor) is a passive two-terminal …

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Types of Magnetic Core Materials for Transformers

The electrical power transformer features primary, secondary, and tertiary windings. The transformer is driven by the flux between the windings. Magnetic cores are used in transformers, which serve as the pathway of the flux. The core can be made from various materials, this post discusses some of them. The magnetic core is basically a material …

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