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LUCIANO, Benedito Antonio et al. Current transformers with nanocrystalline alloy toroidal core: analytical, computational and experimental studies. Mat. Res. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.5, pp. 805-808.  Epub May 29, 2012. ISSN 1516-1439.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14392012005000051.

In this paper are presented theoretical analysis and experimental results concerning the performance of toroidal cores used in current transformers. For most problems concerning transformers design, analytical methods are useful, but numerical methods provide a better understanding of the transformers electromagnetic behaviour. Numerical field solutions may be used to determine the electrical equivalent circuit parameters of toroidal core current transformers. Since the exciting current of current transformers alters the ratio and phase angle of primary and secondary currents, it is made as small as possible though the use of high permeability and low loss magnetic material in the construction of the core. According to experimental results presented in this work, in comparison with others soft magnetic materials, nanocrystalline alloys appear as the best material to be used in toroidal core for current transformers.

Keywords : current transformers; nanocrystalline alloys; toroidal core.

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