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Technical Parameters of an Instrument Current Transformer

The current transformer is one in which the unit measures the current of another circuit. It is combined with an ammeter within its own circuit to carry out this measurement. Measuring high-voltage current in a direct manner requires the insertion of a measuring instrument into the circuit. This is an unnecessary task and problem which would lower the current it is meant to measure.In addition, the heat generated in measuring equipment from the high current would provide inaccurate readings. However, measuring the current in an indirect manner with a current transformer is much more practical and accurate. At Midwest Current Transformer, our work involves the manufacture of standard and custom design instrument current transformers to meet various industry requirements.

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Why are Current Transformers Necessary?

Power systems are wide-ranging and complex in nature. You cannot actually see electricity, but you can understand how it operates. One of the important elements of an electrical power system is the current transformer. At Midwest Current Transformer, our focus is on manufacturing standard and custom transformers to fulfill the requirements of our customers.

Some important information about current transformers is explained below.

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How Does A Current Transformer Work?

A current transformer is a category of instrument transformer designed and manufactured to generate an alternating current in its second winding. This current is directly proportional to the current measured in its primary winding. At Midwest Current Transformer, we offer our customers high-voltage transformers to meet various industrial applications.

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Things to Know About Current Transformers

A current transformer only has one or a few number of turns as its primary winding. This primary winding can consist of simply a bus bar or conductor position through a central hole, or a coil of heavy-duty wire wound around core. At Midwest Current Transformer, we offer a wide range of high-voltage transformers to our customers.

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Common Applications for Current Transformers

Current transformers play an important role in industry today. In fact, they are just as important as potential transformers because they can monitor and detect current flow in a wide range of circuits. There are many uses for CTs, and they can be found in many applications.

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Specifications And Use Of Current Transformers For Power Circuits

At Midwest Current Transformer, we specialize in the manufacturing of standard and fully customized current transformers for power circuits. Our products are used to drop down the voltage or current in power circuits to be at a level that can be safely used by measuring equipment.

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The Steps To Choosing The Right Current Transformer

There are many different factors to keep in mind when choosing a current transformer for any application. As this can be confusing and there is a lot of information out there that is not accurate, and this can lead to installing the wrong current transformer and having to replace equipment.

To make sure this does not happen, the first step is to contact the current transformer manufacturer if you have any questions or doubts about compatibility. The team at Midwest Current Transformer is here to answer your questions and to ensure that you are using the right product. Talking to our team when ordering current transformers allows you to have the right equipment for the job to avoid any last minute decisions and possible confusion.

Type of System

With any type of meter or power system, it is important to choose a current transformer that is designed for that system. This is particularly important with meters, as not all are uniformly designed. Another way to put this is that the metering or the protection required by the system is matched with the type of current transformer.

It is also important to know the primary range of the current transformer and to make sure this is compatible with the application. The various configurations of the primary and secondary windings provide this type of compatibility.

Accuracy Required

For current transformers that are used for measurement purposes, the degree of accuracy is essential. Not all current transformers offer high accuracy, and the more specific the requirement is, the more important the quality of the data measurement offered through the CT.

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