Flat Winding Transformer
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
Flat winding power transformers with interleaved primary and secondary windings are used for high current and/or high frequency circuit applications. The flat windings reduce skin effect resistance, and the interleaved windings reduce leakage inductance. Transformer 10 (Fig 1) simplifies accessibility to the winding terminations. As a result, the winding turns are more compact or tight, the overall transformer package is less bulky, and there is a concomitant further reduction in the leakage inductance. For sake of explanation, Figs. 2, 3, and 4 are assembly, schematic, and winding configuration views, respectively, of transformer 10.