I am currently attempting a project on the efficiency of a transformer.
As I am using low voltage and current inputs I am recieving low
efficiency level eg. below 15% I am wondering if this is normal and
possible solutions to the problem. Any good website's on transformers
and their efficiency.
thats a wind open area.
the first problem to be concerned about is the
DC resistance in the primary and secondary windings.
the primary winding dc resistance can be scaled to the
secondary windings in the same manner as the voltage
for example, if you had lets say 30 ohms of DC resistance
on the primary and the ratio was 10:1, for a rough guess
you could assume that you will have an effective resistor
drop in the secondary load circuit of 3 ohms.
then talking into account the Dc resistance in the
secondary winding compounds the problem.
then you have the saturation problem of the transformer
that also plays a roll in the efficiency along with the way
its would on each other, capacitance built up, core type etc.
if you need a nice PDF to look at here you go.
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