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Difference between boost inductor and flyback inductor?

  1. Jun 30, 2011 #1
    What is the difference between a boost inductor and a flyback inductor?
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2011 #2

    berkeman

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    What is the context of the question?

    And you normally need a transformer for flyback operation...
     
  4. Jun 30, 2011 #3
    A boost inductor is a two terminal inductor.

    A flyback inductor is a four terminal device. It consists of a two terminal inductor with an ideal transformer connected across it.

    You magnetize it just like a boost inductor. But when the inductor demagnetizes, it does it through the transformer allowing you to provide isolation and transformation.
     
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