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 percy 31st October 2006 05:21 PM

Question about phase in an inductor

Below is an impedance chart of a ~1.9mh inductor. Blue is reactance, Yellow is phase. This was measured using Speaker Workshop (passive component measurement feature).

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l1...nductorDCR.jpg

Typically when I measure a capacitor or a resistor I get a dead straight line for phase (yellow) at 0° for a resistor and -90° for a capacitor. But when I measure an inductor the phase gets skewed like shown in the chart. It starts shifting towards 0 in the low frequency range. Why is that ? My guess is that it could be because of the DCR of the inductor.

I get similar results when I measure high value (1000uf+) capacitors. The phase starts shifting towards 0 in the high frequency range. Again, ESR ?

What do you guys think of an explanation for this ?

 soongsc 1st November 2006 08:33 AM

 sreten 1st November 2006 10:58 AM

Hi,

Think about it. What would a speaker inductor that could
maintain 90 degrees phase shift at 10 Hz look like ?
How low would its DCR need to be ? How big would the
core need to be for the current from your drive voltage ?

:)/sreten.

 percy 1st November 2006 02:51 PM

Quote:
 Originally posted by soongsc How does your measurement.calib look?
flat

Quote:
 Originally posted by sreten Hi, Think about it. What would a speaker inductor that could maintain 90 degrees phase shift at 10 Hz look like ? How low would its DCR need to be ? How big would the core need to be for the current from your drive voltage ? :)/sreten.
so it IS about dcr/esr, right ?

 Tweeker 2nd November 2006 07:19 AM

ESR in the main and interwinding capacitance?

Quote:
 I get similar results when I measure high value (1000uf+) capacitors. The phase starts shifting towards 0 in the high frequency range. Again, ESR ?
This is in part an effect of the capacitors ESL. Special measures must be taken for a capacitor to be effective at high frequencies.

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