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RE: [TCML] transformer theory questions
I had thought about the possibility of eddy current losses, but I also recall seeing some cores having a weld tying all of the laminations together, clearly shorting the laminations. It may be that to get eddy currents, the laminations may need to be shorted in two different places? I don't recall if the welded cores I've seen had a single bead or not, and it's unclear if a hack saw hack job would also short in multiple places. But "don't do it" is surely the safest course of action!
Regards, Gary Lau
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> Hi Thomas, Gary, all,
> I would also suspect some unwanted eddy current losses/heating of the core
> to result from
> "cutting across the laminations", too, as this would almost certainly short
> some of the
> laminations together, electrically.
> >> What happens if you cut into the frame of a transformer, cutting the
> >> across
> >> the iron lamination?
> > I wouldn't do that. I expect that the consequences are largely
> mechanical - like you won't be able to get it back together again after the
> laminations are mangled.
> > Many thanks
> > Thomas
> > Regards, Gary Lau
> > MA, USA
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