Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Isolation Transformers

Isolation transformers are designed to do one thing: isolate electricity. An isolation transformer works by separating the source of the electricity from the device the electricity is supplied to by distributing electricity to the device. Unlike most other transformers that change the voltage of electricity, isolation transformers are used to prevent unwanted electricity from escaping while still controlling the electricity transmitted.

Isolating the electricity is essential for many electronic devices, such as electric shavers, hair dryers, and straighteners. As a safety precaution, isolation transformers play a dual role by not allowing unwanted discharge from these devices over a sink. Much like a ground circuit, isolation transformers behave in the same fashion by reducing noise and stopping discharge.

Reducing noise is essential in a variety of electronics, such as televisions. Noise will cause the displayed image to be altered. In reverse, isolation transformers will improve unclear or fuzzy signals into clear ones. Isolation transformers are essential to improving and stabilizing our technology as well as making them safe to use.