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Gunders 28th November 2012 09:46 AM

How to measure frequency response of a 1:1 transformer
How can I measure the frequency response, open circuit impedance and short circuit impedance for a 1:1 transformer with a signal generator and a oscilloscope(+ resistors or/and other passive components if necessary)?

For the frequency response; Can I just connect the generator at the primary and the oscilloscope at the secondary and do a frequency sweep or is the process more sophisticated.

Thank you

DF96 28th November 2012 12:24 PM

Yes, with care. You need to know about AC potential dividers, so amplitude and phase matter. Frequency response for a transformer depends on source and load impedance, so the transformer itself does not have a response. Also be aware that capacitive loading from scope probes can distort measurements: use a compensated 10:1 probe.

DUG 28th November 2012 02:33 PM

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What is the designed load impedance for the transformer?

IF it is a 600R 1:1 then I would test it as in the .jpg.

If you are not going to use it in a 600 ohm source system and just drive it direct then eliminate R1.

That is how I would do it.


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