Advantages of Toroidal Power Transformers vs. Lamination Transformers
Visit our product page for Toroidal Power Transformers to view standard models and learn more about our custom design capabilities. Also visit our resource page Technical Guide for Bicron Toroidal Power Transformers, an excellent source for the fundamentals of Toroidal Power Transformer design.
Lower Off-Load Power Consumption
Lower off-load power consumption provides increased electrical efficiency resulting in long term cost savings. The efficiency or losses at each point in the whole system determines the overall system operating cost. Each point of conversion has losses. Minimizing these losses provides long term cost savings for your design application. (Fig. 1)
Smaller and Lighter
The advantage of High packing density is the reduced cost impact to the overall system design. Also, a physically smaller transformer is usually less expensive to manufacture. (Fig.2)
A smaller transformer also means lighter weight, assisting the need for a smaller structural chassis design, and improved portability. (Fig.3)
Wider Choice of Configurations
Toroidal Power Transformers made from single strips of core material provide a great variety of possible configurations. Custom transformer dimensions can be developed to meet almost any product or system parameter.
Low Radiated EMI
Toroidal Power Transformers are designed to exhibit low radiated EMI, resulting in reduced interference. Less shielding is required between the transformer and sensitive electronic components. (Fig.4)
Virtually No Audible Noise
Toroidal Power Transformers are designed to be void of low frequency audible noise. This advantage can simplify installation and improve the quality of your product.
Using a Bicron Transformer listed and recognized by safety agencies is a boost to your regulatory approval process. Typical safety agency approvals and standards applied to Bicron transformer products include UL, CSA, VDE, TUV, and IEC.
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