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# Are high voltage tests on current power transformers recommended and if not why?

# What is a high voltage transformer?

A: It is two wires wound around an iron core to transfer power from a low voltage primary to a hi voltage secondary by a turn ratio xx:yy A car for example has a hi voltage tr…ansformer that allow 12-14 DC volts interrupted to be transferred into 30kv40kv to breakdown the gap of the park plugs The DC input is periodically interrupted by the points as the engine rotates causing the transfer of hi voltage to the plugs

# Can a current transformer be used as a voltage transformer?

Current Transformers cannot be used as a voltage transformers, they are used to measure large electrical currents. They are manufactured in the shape of a dough nut, round wit…h a single hole in the middle. The conductor carrying the current passes thru this hole. the CT has two terminals, these would be connected to a ammeter or can be shorted together. When they are shorted together you can use a standard clamp on ammeter by passing the wire shorting the CT terminals together thru the meter jaws. The CT is sized by ratio of turns for the current is measuring, standard ratios of 200 to 5 or 500 to 5 .So if you were meassuring a current of 200 amps, your clamp on meter would read 5amps. A panel ammeter would be set up to display the amps as 200 amps. Current transformers, when installed should always have their ouput termianls shorted together or attached to an ammeter, to do so otherwise will damage the CT. No. A transformer is simply windings on a core, and simply changes the voltage of a signal. It doesn't add power, so as the voltage goes up, the amperage goes down, maintaining constant power (minus losses). In my mind, an amplifier adds power.

# Why is electrical power transmitted in high voltage and not high current?

For any given load, the higher the supply voltage, the lower the resulting load current. A lower load current results in an acceptable voltage drop along the line, that conduc…tors with lower cross-sectional areas can be utilised, and line losses are minimised. So high voltages are essential for energy (not 'power') transmission.

# Power is transmitted at high voltages because the corresponding current in the wires is?

If you transmit at high voltage, you can send the same power at low current (P=VI), this is good because high current, means that you have high resistance and then you lose po…wer to heat.

# How the magnetizing current test take on power transformer?

connect 3 - phase supply to transformer primary winding.....keep transformer secondary winding open..... apply 3-phase voltage i.e.400v ac, and measure the amount o…f current flowing in each phase of the transformer primary winding...this current is the transformer magnetising current..... we can keep multimeters in series with the source....so we can measure directly the current readings.....(keep multimeters in current mode, and generally magnetising current will come in terms of milli amps for 400 v )

# What is the purpose of a high voltage transformer?

if the transformer is distributing transformer then we shoud have to give more prefer to the high volatage to reduce losses if we distibute power at low volage there is more c…urrent which causes more losses and in hv system there is high volage and low is current so the losses are also low

# How does a transformer change voltage and current?

A transformer works through mutual induction, whereby a changing current in one coil induces a voltage into a second coil. The transformer winding (coil) connected to the sup…ply is termed the primary winding, while the winding connected to the load is termed the secondary winding, and it is the ratio of the turns in each of these winding that determines whether the transformer is a step-up transformer or a step-down transformer. For example, if the secondary winding has twice as many turns as the primary winding, then the secondary voltage will be twice the primary voltage. The secondary current, which is determined by the load, determines the primary current by the reciprocal of the turns ratio. So, in the above example, the primary current will be twice the value of the secondary current.

# Can be used current transformer as voltage transformer?

Yes Anyways You need thin copper wire, the thinner the more voltage output. Tear the secondary out of the transformer (The thicker wire) and save it for another project. Now w…ind the thinner wire where the thicker wire was and do it at about 1-2 volts added output per wind. Make sure you know where the two ends of the coil are and use the one end where the primary end is. Take the 2nd end of the new coil and put it on the other side. This is your output. No, a CT can not be used as a PT. They are two different types of transformers that are designed to do two specific operations in relation to voltage and amperage monitoring.

# What is impedance voltage of a power transformer?

Impedance (Z) voltage is the amount of voltage applied to the primary side to produce full load current in the secondary side. It is usually listed on the transformer namepla…te, expressed as a percent, and measured by conducting a short circuit test.

# A transformer decreases the voltage of an alternating current?

This type of transformer is called a Step-Down transformer. All transformers have an input to output ratio. The transformers that increase voltage are called Step-up, and the… transformers that protect against surges are called unity gain. The Unity gain transformer has a 1:1 ratio and provide a mechanical way to isolate a source of voltage from a load.

# Why electrical power is transmitted in high voltage not in high current?

The wire used to transmit the electricity has a specific resistance per unit length. Since power is equivalent to I^2 * R, the power loss in the wire becomes greater as th…e current increases, which results in less energy to sell. It's more economical to transmit power at very high voltages because of this energy loss. Answer For any given load, the higher the supply voltage, the lower the load current. It's necessary, therefore, to transmit/distribute electrical energy at high voltages to minimise voltage drop along the cable, to reduce line losses, and to enable cables of practical sizes to be used. T

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# Why During transmission of power it is transformed as high voltage rather than high current how is this possible as current and voltage are directly proportional?

Voltage and current are actually inversely proportional to one another. The formula P=IV is what you need to look at here, where P is Power, V is voltage, and I i…s current. Rearranging the equation you will see that V = P/I. You can see that if you increase voltage, while holding power constant, current is reduced. Now, to your question. The losses on a transmission line are proportional to the current flowing on the line, so transmitting at high voltage (and hence low current) is beneficial as it reduces the amount of power that is lost due to resistance in the line itself.

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# Why is it cheaper to transfer electrical power at high voltage and low current?

In general, it is cheaper to transport power long distances at higher voltage levels. Do not take this as a rule as always being cheaper, otherwise you would have a 500kV line… into your home. The resistance in the power company's lines is not zero. There is always going to be some loss in quality whenever energy is transferred. Thus, when electricity is transferred, the power dissipated by the lines, even lines with a REALLY small resistance, like 1 micro-ohm per mile, adds up when one counts the millions of linear miles across which electricity is transmitted. The power dissipated can be calculated with the formula, P= VI, which through Ohm's law becomes P = (I^2) x R, where P = Power dissipated, V = voltage, I= current, and R= resistance. Thus, using the same resistance wire and the same power source, a higher voltage will have a lower current and less power will be dissipated as heat. It is not cheaper to transport electric power at high voltages. What we are looking for is the smallest amount of loss during that transfer. The higher the voltage the lower the percentage of loss for a given diameter of wire. The costs associated with stations to step up and down power and to maintain these stations is very high. What the goal is here though is making as much power as possible reach our final destination. This is also why we use aluminum wire for transfer rather then copper. It is all about reduced loss, cost is a secondary concern.

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# Can a transformer be used as voltage or current amplifier?

No. A transformer is simply windings on a core, and simply changes the voltage of a signal. It doesn't add power, so as the voltage goes up, the amperage goes down, maintainin…g constant power (minus losses). In my mind, an amplifier adds power.

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# What would be the power in the secondary of a transformer that has a voltage of 48 vac and a current of 2.2 a?

48*2.2 = 105.6VA

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# Does a step-up transformer step up the voltage or the current or the power?

A step-up transformer steps up voltage.