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Frequently Asked Questions

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Question: What is needed when specifying a transformer?

Answer: •Single or three phase
•Primary voltage(s) and connection (e.g., delta)
•Secondary voltage(s) and connection (e.g., wye)
•KVA rating (if known) •Frequency (e.g., 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz)
•Duty cycle (if known)
•Heat rise (limitations, if any, are important)
•Insulation class (e.g. class "H")
•Primary(ies) amperage (if known)
•Secondary(ies) amperage (a must)
•Transformer use and type (application description)
•No-load voltage
•Percent regulation
•Percent impedance
•Dimensional restrictions (if any)
•Watts loss (if known) and limitations (if any)
•Terminal style (e.g., "Lugs", "board", "Allen-Bradley", etc.)
•Enclosure type (if needed)
•Lead positioning (if needed)
•Mounting dimensions (if applicable)

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