Can someone please explain to me how an Auto Transformer works?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Johny.corona, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Johny.corona

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    i really want to know how an Auto transformer works , most simplest form if possibe thnx
     
  2. tyblu

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    The Wikipedia entry is pretty good. They're basically a single inductor with center taps. They're often used with automatic tap changers for line voltage regulation and in industry as a lighter, non-isolated alternative to a traditional Xfmr. I've used them to bump voltages up from 240V, 400V and 480V to 600V for an mobile industrial application.
     
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