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by Marshall Brain

An inductor is about as simple as an electronic component can get -- it is simply a coil of wire. It turns out, however, that a coil of wire can do some very interesting things because of the magnetic properties of a coil. In this article, we'll learn all about inductors and what they're used for.

Inductor Basics

In a circuit diagram, an inductor is shown like this:

To understand how an inductor can work in a circuit, this figure is helpful:

What you see here is a battery, a light bulb, a coil of wire around a piece of iron (yellow) and a switch. The coil of wire is an inductor. If you have read How Electromagnets Work, you might recognize that the inductor is an electromagnet. If you were to take the inductor out of this circuit, what you would have is a normal flashlight. You close the switch and the bulb lights up. With the inductor in the circuit as shown, the behavior is completely different. The light bulb is a resistor (the resistance creates heat to make the filament in the bulb glow -- see How Light Bulbs Work for details). The wire in the coil has much lower resistance (it's just wire), so what you would expect when you turn on the switch is for the bulb to glow very dimly. Most of the current should follow the low-resistance path through the loop. What happens instead is that when you close the switch, the bulb burns brightly and then gets dimmer. When you open the switch, the bulb burns very brightly and then quickly goes out.

The material that the coils are wrapped around (the core) The cross-sectional area of the coil ..A short coil means narrower (or overlapping) coils.000. while steel might have a permeability of 2. Think About Water. the magnetic field around the coil keeps current flowing in the coil until the field collapses. the spinning water wheel will try to keep the water moving until its speed of rotation slows back down to the speed of the water. When the switch gets opened. Imagine that the water in the channel is not flowing initially. Now you try to start the water flowing. Once the field is built. This current keeps the bulb lit for a period of time even though the switch is open. The term mu is the permeability of the core.The reason for this strange behavior is the inductor.More area means more inductance. When current first starts flowing in the coil. the coil inhibits the flow of current. In other words. the coil wants to build up a magnetic field. and a heavy water wheel that has its paddles dipping into the channel.000.000) The area and length of the coil are in meters. Putting iron in the core of an inductor gives it much more inductance than air or any nonmagnetic core would. and an inductor tends to resist any change in the amount of current flowing through it. An inductor is doing the same thing with the flow of electrons in a wire -. Air has a permeability of 1. One way to visualize the action of an inductor is to imagine a narrow channel with water flowing through it.an inductor resists a change in the flow of electrons. The paddle wheel will tend to prevent the water from flowing until it has come up to speed with the water. current can flow normally through the wire.. an inductor can store energy in its magnetic field. which means more inductance. Henries The capacity of an inductor is controlled by four factors: The number of coils . The equation for calculating the number of henries in an inductor is: H = (4 * Pi * #Turns * #Turns * coil Area * mu) / (coil Length * 10. . While the field is building. If you then try to stop the flow of water in the channel. The length of the coil . The standard unit of inductance is the henry.More coils means more inductance.

The inductance will be much larger because of the large steel object positioned in the loop's magnetic field. and when the inductance rises it knows there is a car waiting! Usually you use a much smaller coil.com: Inductor Basic Inductor Identification Electronics Tips: The 7-Henry Inductor Inductor Design Help Inductor Calculator Air-core Inductor Simulation . The car parked over the coil is acting like the core of the inductor. check out the links on the next page. One big use of inductors is to team them up with capacitors to create oscillators. The sensor constantly tests the inductance of the loop in the road. You attach an inductance meter to the coil and see what the inductance of the coil is. volts and ohms? More Great Links Whatis. and its presence changes the inductance of the coil. Most traffic light sensors use the loop in this way. You cut some grooves in a road and place the coil in the grooves.Inductor Application: Traffic Light Sensors Let's say you take a coil of wire perhaps 6 feet (2 meters) in diameter. watts. See How Oscillators Work for details. Lots More Information Related How Stuff Works Articles How Electromagnets Work How Capacitors Work How Oscillators Work How Red-light Cameras Work How Speakers Work How does a traffic light detect that a car has pulled up and is waiting for the light to change? What are amps. Now you park a car over the coil and check the inductance again. For more information on inductors and related topics. containing five or six loops of wire.

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