Affect of air gap in core

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denman_100

Joined Oct 27, 2007
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Hi,

I have a custom wound transformer core that I found from some surplus store. I see that the secondary voltage is saturating when I hook it up. Will adding and air gap reduce those effects?

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recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
1,214
well cant say for sure but the general view is that it will help ,i think this is so since flux reduces as reluctance increases.
 

mozikluv

Joined Jan 22, 2004
1,437
your question is quite vague. you didn't mention what is your primary and secondary voltage. the current that your secondary has to supply. the wire size you have used. the primary voltage frequency. maybe if you can suply this info then we can do something about it.

moz
 
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