Where are Bobbin Wound Transformers found?
- Switch mode power supplies
- Power conversion applications
- Circuit isolation applications
- Filter circuits
- Any application that the transformer can be designed on a bobbin or coil form
- Design upper limits of a Power Transformer
Typical minimum requirements to be specified for a Bobbin Wound Transformer are:
- Power rating in VA.
- Operating frequency in Hz.
- Number of primary windings.
- Number of secondary windings.
- Operating voltages levels.
- Operating current levels
- Operating frequency is needed for core calculations and wire sizing.
- Core material is selected for the known operating frequency or frequencies which can be anything from silicon steel laminations to a ferrite core structure.
- Other bobbin wound transformer design considerations are space limitations and mounting technique.
- Lead terminations, if needed, may also be specified through the design of a Bobbin Wound Transformer.
Bobbin wound transformer designs vary widely in terms of power rating, voltage and current levels (turns ratios), operating frequency, size, impedance, bandwidth (frequency response), packaging, winding capacitance, and other parameters.