About Transformer ?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by wkyong, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. wkyong

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    Apr 29, 2008
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    If a transformer rating 240vac 50hz being supplied by a source 240vac 60hz,will it get hotter than by 240vac 50hz source?
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    May 16, 2005
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    Not noticeably so, no. Losses from the slight increase in frequency will be negligible.
     
  3. mik3

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    Feb 4, 2008
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    You will notice a small decrease on the secondary voltage of the transformer but it wont get hotter.

    if you do it the other way round, a 60Hz transformer plugged to 50Hz, you will notice a small increase on the secondary's voltage. In this condition, when you reach its rated current you will probably burn it out.
     
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