Isolation Transformer

Isolation Transformer

Electrical isolation is needed in electrical and electronic circuits to prevent components and people from shock and short circuits. Electrical isolation also helps in supplying power to circuits while keeping them electrically separated. Effective isolation can be realized by using an isolation transformer.

An isolation transformer is used to transfer power from AC to another component or circuit. Therefore, isolation transformers isolate the internal circuit from the mains power for the purpose of keeping people and components safe from errant power spike and erratic power supply.

Description

Features about Isolation Transformer

  • Reducing electrical noise
  • Negating the capacitive coupling between primary and secondary windings
  • Enhancing safety to a product
  • Enable safe and accurate measurements
  • Avoid ground loops
  • Protect users from faulty equipment
  • physically separate one part of an electrical system from another

Applications of Isolation Transformer

  • Electrical controls
  • Medical equipment
  • Industrial electrical systems
  • Commercial appliances (audio, radio, and CRT)
  • Power supplies for sensitive equipment like laboratory instruments and computers

Audio Isolation Transformer Construction

Isolation Transformer Construction

Safety Comes First

Isolation transformers ensure safety for working on AC devices and can protect against unintentional short circuits. by means of mutual induction, they are used to break ground loops and remove unintended current paths where accidental contact could be troublesome.  When choosing an isolation transformer, select one with appropriate ratings and specifications for your needs.