Technical White Papers
Measuring Acoustic Noise Emitted by Power Transformers
This paper proposes a new Measurement Standardization Procedure to measure and quantify the acoustic noise produced by power transformers in audio and video equipment under normal and adverse mains conditions. These conditions and the physical mechanisms that cause the noise are discussed. A new measurement set up and units are proposed to measure and quantify the transformer noise. Examples of...
Solving Inrush at the Source
Reprinted from Power Electronics Magazine, Cover Story, April 2004 - The use of special core materials and transformer design/construction techniques overcomes the limitations of common inrush control solutions.
Transformer Based Solutions to Power Quality Problems
Presented September/12/2001 at Powersystems World 2001 Conference in Chicago, USA - In this paper we propose transformer-based solutions to several power quality problems. Elsewhere we have shown how to solve the acoustical noise emission problems. In this paper we introduce toroidal transformers with reduced inrush currents, transformers with reduced electromagnetic emissions, and other...
Power Transformer Attenuates Harmonics
A novel line-frequency transformer design shapes the transformer’s leakage inductance, internal capacitance and resistance to create a low-pass filter that suppresses noise generated by non-linear loads and RF interference. Reprinted from Power Electronics Magazine, October 2004