Electronic Design

White Paper: Measuring Transformer Distributed Capacitance

Capacitance in a transformer winding cannot be avoided. The voltage differences between turns, between winding layers and between windings to the core create these parasitic elements.  In general, the designers' task is to keep capacitance to a minimum.  It is helpful to have a general understanding of how capacitance occurs, references to formula for calculating, how capacitance is modeled, how distributed capacitance (Cd) is measured (with three cautionary notes) and guidelines to aid in evaluating / measuring Cd. Download now to learn more!

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