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Transformer Application Fundamentals gives the reader a working knowledge of the important aspects of trans­formers, how they work, and how to apply them without getting deep into theory or mathematics. The simplified approach used is based upon “need to know” rather than knowledge for the sake of knowledge.

Completion of this course will be of little help in designing transformers, however it will be of great assistance in selling and applying transformers.

This text must be studied. All of the text should be read, the problems worked and the questions answered, if you are to receive full benefit. The course is designed to make learning enjoyable and as effortless as possible, but the reader must be prepared to work as well.

The points of importance are generally covered in the direct questions and the review questions. If you can choose the correct answers you probably have a good grasp of the important points. If you should find a particular point hard to understand, it is suggested that you also read the wrong answer response. These notes often carry additional information which will clear up the subject in question.

This has been written with the assumption that the reader is already well versed in basic electricity. If not, it is recommended that a basic electricity course be completed before proceeding.

A foundation for further study in the field of specialized transformer applications is provided.


Note to the Reader

The course functions as a personal teacher. It gives you information and asks questions frequently. When you miss a question the correct answer is given, plus additional information which will assist you to under­stand before proceeding to new material.

We suggest short sessions. This approach will be most productive. Take your time and study care­fully, being sure to go back to understand your incorrect answers.

Synopsis of Contents

Here are brief descriptions and links to the chapters of the course.

For a full Table of Contents, see the right column.

The basics of transformer design and construction, and why they are necessary.

All about cores, the central element powering transformers.


Copyright Notice:

Transformer Application Fundamentals © 1970 – 2020, Jefferson Electric, Inc. No part may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the copyright holder.

This electronic file is to be used for promotional purposes only, to support the sale of Jefferson Electric products. No portion of this file may be used, in either electronic or in print form, for commercial purposes without the written permission of Jefferson Electric, 9650 South Franklin Drive, Franklin, WI 53132-8847. This file may be transmitted only in its entirety without any alterations to its content, appearance, or functionality.

Due to ongoing product development and technical enhancements, Jefferson Electric reserves the right to change technical specifications.