Friday, November 13, 2015

Pulse Transformers and Your Application

When talking about electric transformers, there are a number of different types that are able to provide different forms of power conversion for any number of specific applications or purposes. From high voltage transformers to low voltage transformers, they come in a variety of shapes and names such as auto, isolation, zig zag, pulse and toroidal transformers. Each name is based off of the functionality of the transformer. In this article, we would like to focus on the pulse transformer and mention a few applications where they can be found.

A pulse transformer interfaces a pulse forming network and a load, these transformers operate in a direct current mode. The reason they are called pulse transformers is because they release stored energy in a pulse. These transformers work at high frequencies normally, and require low loss cores. Pulse transformers are often found in detailing logic and telecommunications operations such as radar equipment, camera flashes, and even particle acceleration. A lot of times these transformers are used in electronic circuit applications, and in the digitization of computers.

Pulse transformers are born out of necessity as we continue to strive to reach our highest potential. As it is often said, necessity is the mother of invention. There are numerous kinds of transformers and each performs their own unique fashion that makes them ideal for specific applications. In order to know what is best for your application, contact us today and we will let you know if a pulse transformer will fit your application.