High voltage transformers are used to convert voltages, usually from a higher phase configuration to a lower phase configuration, so that the voltage used is appropriate to the application. This prevents damage to electronics and minimizes fire hazards. These transformers utilize magnetic induction between Continue reading
In the realm of electric transformers, there are several types that provide specific forms of power conversion for specific applications and purposes. There are high voltage transformers and low voltage transformers. There are also auto, isolation, zig zag, pulse and toroidal transformers, to name a few. The names of these Continue reading
Did you know that Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant in front of a live audience using Nikola Tesla’s Alternating Current circuit in order to prove that it was dangerous and to secure his own position in bringing electricity to the masses in America? It’s true. He invented the electric chair Continue reading
Most devices we use today need power in order to run them. We are constantly plugging things in and wanting to use everything at the exact same time. Just last weekend I blew the fuse in my room while trying to use too many items at once. I have also plugged something in and received a shock and even very mild electrocution. My personal items are just an example of small scale electricity use. Thinking on the other side of the spectrum, manufacturing companies comes to mind when I think about a large power scale. They run large, industrial sized equipment many times all day, Continue reading
I’m big into looking up the true definition of each word I come across, mainly because some of the descriptions I find are quite unique and sometimes even humorous. In fact, there is an online dictionary that is dedicated solely to providing off the wall and sometimes wacky definitions to common, and uncommon, words in the English language. With all the different variations of words nowadays, it is always refreshing to find one where the name of the object itself is essentially its definition as well.
This is the case for an electrical transformer. The name says it all. Electrical transformers are used to transform electrical energy. Now the process by which they succeed in this is slightly more complicated than a few small words strung together, but it is a fairly easy concept to accept. They transform energy by altering the voltage from high to low. This allows the electricity to be transported over long distances easily and more efficiently. One example that is a common sight in America is the power lines that run alongside every major road in the country, but don’t let your image of electrical transformers stop there. They range in sizes, power levels and capabilities.
One of the main goals of electrical transformers is to transport the energy from power plants to the various homes and businesses that require it. To make the trip easier and more manageable, the energy is transformed into a smaller state as it moves from location to location. It starts at a high level at the power plant, and is lowered at each step of the way until it reaches a manageable level. Electrical transformers have made it possible to transport high levels of energy across a large terrain, making it possible for homes and businesses to receive power even if they seem to be in unreachable locations.
Numbers surround us whether we think about it or not. Everything we see, touch, taste or feel seems to have a number or measurement attached to it. However, not everything is measured in the same units. For example, a pizza may have 8 slices, a pen is 4 ½ inches long or your coffee cup in the morning holds 10 ounces of liquid. The same goes for Continue reading
While the term autotransformer might immediately make you think automatic transformer, the name actually comes from the fact that this transformer model has only a singular Continue reading
Zig zag transformers are known for processing 3 phase power capabilities and for providing earthing for ungrounded systems. They are able to filter and control harmonic currents, making the perfect solution to many industrial situations. Grounding can come in handy to stabilize the systems voltage as well as maintaining acceptable limits. Another Continue reading
by: Nicole Tracey, IQS Editor
Authenticity, respect, openness, loyalty, responsibility, customer service, generosity, citizenship, personal life and importance of family- these are some of the qualities that can be admired in the Johnson Electric Coil Company. A third generation family owned Continue reading
While most average citizens do not give a whole lot of thought to the transformers that help run their lives, many are beginning to give them slightly more Continue reading