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Homework Help: Ideal Transformer Question Help Please

  1. Oct 13, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The Mag FLux Density in the core of a 4.4kVA 440V/4400V step up TX is 0.8T (rms). If the induced emf per turn is 10V, find: a) the primary and secondary turns, b) The cross sec area of the core, c) the full load current in each winding.

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    part a isnt hard, as this question is in a chapter dealing with ideal transformers and so The total emf induced is the same as the applied voltage. The Number of primary turns can therefore be deduced by;

    Total emf induced/emf per turn = 440/10 = 44 turns in primary,

    this can then be done again for the secondary and the resulting value for number of secondary turn is 440.

    For the third part, I believe that the primary current = VA/V1 = 4400VA /440V = 10A, anf the secondary current = VA/V2 = 4400VA / 4400V = 1A. This would make sense based on all the above calculations for turns etc.

    I would like some help with the second part of the equation, as i cannot understand how it can be solved using the emf equations for a single phase transformer, as there is no frequency given??

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  3. Oct 14, 2013 #2

    rude man

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    You have to assume a frequency. Probably 60 Hz. Good point!
  4. Oct 14, 2013 #3
    This is what I thought, but obviously there are two feasible frequencies that could be used (50Hz or 60Hz), so the accuracy of the answer will therefore be affected. I hate it when text books dont give answers to their questions!!!
  5. Oct 14, 2013 #4

    rude man

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    Agreed! Where was your textbook published? That might offer a clue as to the intended frequency. What about context (the chapter associated with the problem)?
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