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Homework Help: Ideal trasformers

  1. Nov 8, 2005 #1
    I am having some difficulty detertming the directions current should flow in an ideal transformer given a certain dot convention. My general understanding in the past was that you simply used conservation of power: V1I1=V2I2, thus if the sign of V2 is opposite of V1, then the sign of I2 must be opposite of I1. However, when attempting to analyaze a forward converter, I end up getting the current directions backwards.

    Is there any simple pattern to follow when deriving current directions through an ideal transformer?
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  3. Nov 10, 2005 #2


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    A tutorial on the "dot convention" used in transformers.


    The current direction in a wire conductor (rather than transformer magnetic conductor) is affected by the 'winding direction' with respect to the magnetic flux.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2005
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