Single Phase Transformers How They Work

Single Phase Transformers

Single Phase Transformers are most commonly ‘step-down’ types.

This means that the voltage that comes out is less than the voltage going into the transformer.

The ‘transformer ratio’ of the winding’s on the input side ‘primary’ & output side ‘secondary’, determines the output voltage.

Example: 100 volts AC going in with a 10:1 (Primary / Secondary) winding ratio, would give 10 volts output.

  • Information about Single phase Transformers

    They may well be used in industrial environments, such as factories.

The transformers will be found in a variety of equipment around the factory.

For example inside larger Direct-On-Line (D.O.L) & Star-Delta Induction Motor Starters.

In such an application, the transformer is used to energise the coil inside the Contactor.

Another place you will find one is in a LoraWAN Gateway.

The LoraWAN Gateway which I built for Yesway Ltd, has one to reduce the 240VAC mains voltage, down to 6 VDC.

To get DC rather than AC, a recifier circuit is added to the output of the Secondary Winding.

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