Transformers play an important role in industry today. They work by stepping up (boosting) or lowering (bucking) electric voltage. For instance, very high voltage of 14000 volts or more may need to enter a facility. Getting this power to the right kind of voltages is vital to running equipment. In fact, many industrial transformers must use three-phase power, but smaller instrument transformers are just as vital. Protecting this equipment with current transformer overcurrent protection is very important and here is more on the subject from your current transformer specialists at Midwest Current Transformer.

Common Issues

Several things can cause transformers to experience overcurrent issues. For example:

  • Power surges – this problem often happens with lightning strikes. A sudden bolt of lightning can be thousands of volts and ruin expensive machinery and control circuits. Proper current transformer overcurrent protection helps save a lot of money and downtime.
  • Short circuits – faulty wiring or components may result in short circuits.
  • Switching – can create overload situations.
  • Overheating – When a transformer runs for a long period at full-load it can sometimes result in overheating and this can seriously damage your equipment.
  • Power surges – this problem often happens with lightning strikes. A sudden bolt of lightning can be thousands of volts and ruin expensive machinery and control circuits. Proper current transformer overcurrent protection helps save a lot of money and downtime.
  • Short circuits – faulty wiring or components may result in short circuits.
  • Switching – can create overload situations.
  • Overheating – When a transformer runs for a long period at full-load it can sometimes result in overheating and this can seriously damage your equipment.
  • Questions on Current Transformer Overcurrent Protection?

    We are current transformer specialists, and we offer CT, SC, and RC series transformers. Our standard transformers have brass terminals, and this is only one feature you are sure to like. We also custom-build the current transformer you need for your products or company. If you have questions about your transformer situation and want to know how to prevent overcurrent problems, call Midwest Current Transformer today at 1-800-893-4047.