Toroidal Transformers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JohnSC, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. JohnSC

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    What are the advantages of a toroidal transformer over some of the cheaper types? I have come across them several times and they are usually found in more expensive power amps.
     
  2. MarkO

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    Mostly A toridial is more efficient than the common box type transformer. Which means they can be made smaller for a given output. They have a lower magnetic field, so interference to surrunding circuits is minimized, and they also operate quieter. Over the past 5 years ive noticed they have trickled down into more modestly priced equipment.
     
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    Torridial transformers radiate magnetic field through mostly through its poles. The strange thing is that one frequently see them placed in such a way that the magnetic field aims directly at the audio circuitry.
     

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