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Balancing Transformers

  1. Nov 8, 2005 #1
    Does anyone know where I can find information on Balancing Transformers.
    A co-worker asked me about them, and I have not had much luck finding information on them. I do know that they are used when you have duel power sources, like two generators. The transformer syncs the frequencys and balances the load. I know that there is a little power loss. ex: (2) 3kW generators are hooked up to a balancing transformer, and you are able to pull 5.5 kW out of them.
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  3. Nov 8, 2005 #2


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    You get the best efficiency from a, say 3-phase, transformer when each phase has the same load; both current and reactance.
  4. Nov 9, 2005 #3
    Yes, but from my understanding, this is for use with single phase or three phase. I am mainly looking at the single phase application. Any ideals?
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