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Re: Transformers with welded laminations

Original poster: FIFTYGUY@xxxxxxx In a message dated 1/31/06 11:40:43 PM Eastern Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

>Saturation in the bar reduces the permeability and thus doesn't fully short
>the gap.

Mild steel has a crummy permeability, but it is one of the highest-saturating materials. SO the effect on the inductor's performance would probably be small and gradual.

-Phil LaBudde