Using a magnetic structure and a capacitor, ferroresonant transformers provide voltage regulation, current limiting, and other benefits. They are designed with a core, a primary winding, two secondary windings, and a magnetic shunt, making conventional ferroresonant transformers independent of electronic control circuits.
General Transformer manufactures ferroresonant transformers that are designed to meet your specific application needs. Whether you need a quasi-square wave output or a low distortion sine wave, we offer full custom designs.
Constant Voltage Transformers Offer Advantages for Industrial Applications
Ferroresonant transformers, also known as constant voltage transformers (CVTs), provide a range of benefits, including—but not limited to—regulation. Ferros offer current limiting, meaning if an extreme overload or even a short circuit is applied, the secondary current is limited to a safe level, and the primary current is lower than at normal full load.
Ferros protect sensitive loads from disturbances like noise, transients, and surges. Because they are designed with a low-pass filter, CVTs can suppress transient and surge voltages. They can also “ride through” brief power outages of one-half cycle without losing output voltage.
Other benefits of ferroresonant transformers include:
- Fixed output voltage
- Rugged and reliable
- Adjustable output voltage (controlled ferros only)
- High levels of isolation
- Quasi-square wave output waveform reduces filtering requirement for d-c applications
- Low distortion sine wave output available for a-c load applications
Applications and Industries for Ferroresonant Transformers
Constant voltage transformers are found in a wide variety of industries, helping to control voltage sags and power surges. For applications ranging from telecommunications to scientific equipment, ferroresonant transformers offer reliable regulation even under extreme operating conditions.
Applications of ferroresonant transformers include:
- Line conditioners to protect computers and other sensitive electronic devices from transients, noise, and surges on the power line
- Power supplies
- Battery chargers
- Pre-regulators for precise power supplies
Ferroresonant Transformers from General Transformer
We design and manufacture rugged, reliable ferros that can protect your loads from severe transients, even nearby lightning strikes. Our ferroresonant transformers are made from full custom designs, no matter how complex your needs. They can be designed to provide:
- Quasi-square wave output: This waveform is easily rectified and filtered for a smooth d-c output
- Low distortion sine wave output: This design is ideal for a-c load applications
Ferroresonant transformers are single-phase devices, but they may be used in combinations of two or three for three-phase applications.
Our constant voltage transformers are designed for quality performance and efficiency. Based on their design, our conventional ferros have a fixed output voltage and can readily provide line and load regulation to within 3%. Our controlled ferros can be designed to have an adjustable output voltage, and, dependent upon the design of the control circuitry, line and load regulation can be better than 1%.
Ratings and Sizes for Constant Voltage Transformers
All of General Transformer’s products are custom designed for specific applications. Available ratings depend upon several factors including:
- Power requirements
- Maximum voltages
We can produce constant voltage transformers with ratings from 100 va to 10 kva for 50/60 Hz operation.
Contact General Transformer Today for Ferroresonant Transformers
For over 40 years, we have been designing and engineering transformers to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. Proudly made in the USA, our ferroresonant transformers are rugged, reliable, and efficient, providing you with the custom design your application needs.
To learn more about our ferroresonant transformers or to request a quote, contact us today with your custom requirements.