Monday, January 5, 2015

Basics of Electrical Transformations

Electric transformers are used to transform electrical energy into different voltages. Conceptually, transformers alter the voltage from high to low or from low to high energy. The transformation of electrical currents allows electricity to be transported between power lines and wires so that it can power different types of applications. One example is the use of transformers that provide power through power lines that can be seen on the side of the roads. Depending on their application, electric transformers range in size, power level, and capability.

In essence, the main goal of transformers is energy transportation. In the case of light and power situations, the goal is to transform higher levels of voltage from power plants to lower levels of energy used in homes and businesses. Even appliances in your home have small transformers to reduce the power even more so that the device does not become overpowered and break. The most common type of electrical transformer is the three-phase transformer, but there are also single-phase transformers for use in lower energy levels.