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How does Inductance varies with change in applied voltage with respect to time ?

  1. Jul 26, 2012 #1
    Dear all,

    I would like to know how exactly the inductance varies with change in applied voltage with respect to time and if there is any mathematical relation for the same available.

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    rc
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2012 #2
    V = L[itex]\frac{di}{dt}[/itex]

    Where V is voltage, L is inductance, i is current and t is time. There has to be a change in current else there will be no induced Voltage. So the greater the change in current, the greater the induced Voltage. Simple as that.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2012 #3

    berkeman

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    The inductance is constant, unless the current through the inductor exceeds the saturation current of the inductor.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2012 #4
    yes it was a typo, should have been applied current and not applied voltage.

    1) But what will be effect in inductance in case of a piece of copper wire (considering hypothetically) whose radius changes when current flows through it ?

    2) Also would like to know regarding the reply of berkeman ............... what actually happens when applied current exceeds the saturation current of the inductor.


    Regards,
    rc
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012
  6. Jul 26, 2012 #5

    berkeman

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    The wikipedia page gives a pretty good explanation of saturation. Basically the inductance drops for currents that approach ane exceed Isat...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturation_(magnetic [Broken])

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