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14th November 2010, 05:48 AM  #1 
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EI core

15th November 2010, 05:06 AM  #2 
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Not that I can see anything from the picture, but "I" has same cross section as outer legs of "E", and only 1/2 of center one

15th November 2010, 06:24 AM  #3 
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Hi, luka
I am sorry for confusing you. wi is width of "I" whereas wb( below ds in the same vertical line on the left) is width of center of "E" core. I do not know why they are the same in many datasheet. Can you also explain your answer? 
15th November 2010, 07:20 AM  #4  
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I only find examples having areas identical to the outer legs, or even smaller, as in this case: http://www.alliancemagnetics.com/pdf...re_Ferrite.pdf 

15th November 2010, 11:23 AM  #6 
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I don't know what you are looking at, but I and H are the same as they should be

15th November 2010, 11:48 AM  #7 
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Hi,
The geometry has to do with minimising waste and the flow of flux around the magnetic circuit. Start with the magnetic circuit. Take a flux passing down the left leg (of the E lying on it's back) and an identical flux flowing down the right leg. These will turn the corner and flow towards the middle. Since the flux in the vertical is identical to the horizontal flow the areas of these legs and the bottom of the E must be the same. The flux arrives at the middle junction. Here the two flux flow routes sum to double and flow up the middle of the E. Double the flow due to the summ requires double the iron area. That makes the the width of the middle E leg exactly twice the width of the previous legs. When the flux flow gets to the top, the flux flow splits into two and flows away from the middle leg into the I. Again the width of the I matches the width of the top & bottom E legs. Now consider cutting these metal pieces. Join two Es together to make a big figure 8. The Is are the pieces stamped out to form the winding gap. The length of the I exactly matches half the Depth of the E gap. From the 8 you get two Es and two Is. The E&Is add up to exactly 100% of the metal area. If the stamping machine is exactly set up with new cutters then the wastage is zero. The clever bit is ensuring they get no sharp edge due to shearing the plate. The sharps would cut through the insulation. I don't know how they do that, certainly not by hand.
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15th November 2010, 12:28 PM  #8 
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Hi, Andrew T.
Thanks for your explanation. However, I am little bit confusing. According to you, is that the width of left and right leg also need to equal to width of Icore( this is not true in reality)? If always the width of Icore equals that of center of Ecore why some manufacturers make them different( I do not think it is not hard to make them equal) Thanks! 
15th November 2010, 12:42 PM  #9 
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the width of the middle leg of the E is twice the width of every other leg.
Start with a 6x8 sheet. This will give two 6x4 E and two 6x1 I
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