What Are Electrical Transformers and How Do They Work?

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12 May What Are Electrical Transformers and How Do They Work?

Electrical transformers come in various sizes and shapes and there is a distinct possibility that you have seen one in the area your business is located in. The larger transformers are typically grouped together and are found in power plants and isolated and fenced-off areas.

While most people know that they shouldn’t get too close to these installations, most aren’t sure what the purpose of these transformers is and how they work. Here is some more information that will give you clarity about this.

Electrical Transformer – What Is It?

These are essentially electrical devices that are used in transferring electricity from a higher voltage to a lower one and vice versa. Most of the electrical transformers are designed to serve the latter function. Without using too much of technical terminology, here is a short explanation of what they do – The process via which energy is transformed is called electromagnetic induction; this uses a magnetic field right through the process.

What Are They Used For?

There are transformers of different types and they all serve different purposes, based on the scale of the project and output requirement. In household applications, they are used to power equipment and appliances as well as kid’s toys. The power that is generated from the large power plants is generally just too powerful for the application it is to be used in. This is where a transformer comes into the picture. It downsizes the electricity and turns it into the required voltage which then gets transferred via coils.

Electrical Transformers – The Benefits

Apart from powering equipment and appliances in your home, electrical transformers also have a massive impact on our daily lives. Most homes and businesses aren’t situated close enough to a power plant. How then do these establishments and homes get the amount of energy they require to function correctly?

This is the point at which transformers come in use. The technology used to drive these transformers gives them the ability to transfer energy across long distances at quite an impressive speed.

Types of Transformers

Transformers are categorized in many different ways, based on their application, construction and purpose. The different types of transformers are:

  • Step-Up Transformer
  • Step-Down Transformer
  • 3-Phase Transformer
  • Instrument Transformer
  • Single-Phase Transformer
  • Distribution Transformer
  • Electrical Power Transformer
  • Auto Transformer
  • Indoor Transformer
  • Outdoor Transformer
  • Two Winding Transformer
  • Berry type transformer
  • Shell type transformer
  • Core type

Other Transformers

Aside from these, the types of transformers used in residential and smaller commercial uses are:

  • Large Power Transformers
  • Small Power Transformer
  • Distribution Transformers
  • Bell Ringing Transformer
  • Constant Current Transformers
  • Control & Signalling Transformer
  • Instrument Transformer
  • Sign Lighting Transformer
  • Series Transformer Used in Street Lighting
  • Gaseous Discharge Lamp Transformers

Consult Electrical Experts

As you can see, there are a variety of transformers that may be used for different applications. Since every system has its specific uses, it’s important that you consult a skilled electrician to provide you all the information you need about these systems. We are a leading operator in this space and scores of commercial and residential customers rely on us for their electrical needs.

We understand that every property is different and it’s also why every transformer installation will be different too. We ensure that the solutions we provide are right in line with your needs and that you get value for money every time you hire our expert services. You can consult with our experts and they will provide you the best advice and quotes for all your electrical and transformer installation needs. You can call us at 1300 169 263 or write to us at this email address.

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