All About Toroidal Inductors And Common Mode Chokes

Toroidal inductors are insulated coils that are wire wound on a ring-shaped core made of powdered iron, ferrite, or any such material. The advantage of the ring shape is that due to its symmetry, the amount of magnetic flux that escapes outside the core is low, thus making it more efficient by radiating lesser electromagnetic interference. Toroidal inductors have more inductance per turn, and carry more current as compared to solenoids with a core of the similar material and size. This is why these inductors are used at low frequencies where large inductances are required.

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All You Want To Know About Toroidal Transformer Inrush Current

Toroidal transformer inrush current is a spike in current that arises when you initially turn your transformer on. When the transformer is switched on, the initial source of power sends a gush of current to the device that can cause damage to the power supply. If not managed appropriately, such inrush current can cause serious damage like tripping of circuit breakers and blowing off of fuses. This can ultimately result in complete failure of the transformer itself. The inrush current actually affects the transformer core’s magnetic property that causes energy loss. Therefore, it is very essential to reduce the initial inrush current.

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Guide To Select The Perfect Inductor

Inductors are two-terminal components that are used for filtering, timing, and powering electronics applications. They store energy in the form of magnetic fields as long as current flows through, and they oppose any kind of change in current by inducing an electromotive force. They are open circuits for AC signals and short circuits for DC signals. The inductance of inductors is affected by four main factors, namely the coil area, the coil length, the number of turns in the coil, and the material of the core. Similarly, the purchase of an inductor depends on various factors too. The list of parameters you need to keep in mind while selecting inductors are stated below.

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What Are The Requirements For High Frequency Power Transformers?

High frequency transformers can work efficiently only if two important conditions are fulfilled – reliability and electromagnetic compatibility. Reliability has always been paid attention to, while electromagnetic compatibility has come into focus only in recent years because of the increasing awareness towards environmental protection. Reliability can be defined by the specific conditions of usage on which the high frequency power transformers can normally work. The temperature in which the transformer works is one of the very important factors to be considered. For some soft magnetic materials, the Curie point is very low, which is why they are very sensitive to temperature. One such example is manganese zinc sift ferrite that has a very low Curie point, which is why it’s working temperature is very limited.

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