Electrical Engineering

What would happen if a transformer is made to operate at 60Hz instead of 50 Hz?

Answer

Wiki User
06/02/2009

If transformer is made to operate 60Hz instead of 50 Hz... a> The output of the transformer will increase . Because the voltage induced in the secondary is directly proportional to the frequency. b> There will an increase in hysteresis loss which is number of repetition of the hysteresis loop per cycle.As the cycle will increase and hence the repetition. c> Eddy current loss will increase .Eddy current loss which is directly proportional to the square of the frequency find a new frequency and hence loss increase. d> Increase in skin effect (negligible).