Re: Any welders out there?
> Original Poster: Brent L Caldwell <stretchmonster-at-juno-dot-com>
> All coilers:
> I have two questions.
> 1. Could someone explain to me what a "flyback" transformer is and how
> it differs from regular transformers and what it's good for that a
> regular transformer isn't.
A flyback transformer always includes a gap in its core. It is
designed to store energy in the core on one half cycle and release it
to its various windings on the other. You can view a flyback
transformer as separate chokes sharing a common core. HOwever,
the chokes are bound to each other by their turns ratios when it
comes to calculating voltages across the various windings,
A normal transformer ideally stores no energy in its core but in
practice always stores some due to the magnetizing current.