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Transformer
Theory at a Glance (For IES, GATE, PSU)

Introduction
The transformer is a static electromagnetic device, which transfers electrical energy from one
electrical circuit to another electrical circuit through the medium of magnetic field (magnetic
coupling) and without a change in the frequency. The two circuits are not connected
electrically, but coupled magnetically and electromagnetic energy conversion takes place.
Since a transformer has no moving part, it has maximum efficiency of all machines. Important
applications of a transformer are:
1.

For changing voltage and current levels from one circuit to another.

2.

For impedance matching of a source and its load for maximum power transfer in
electronic and control circuits.

3.

For isolating DC while permitting flow of AC between two circuits or for isolation.

Main Application
Voltage generation is limited to 11kV due to insulation limits, but transmission of electrical
power is more economical at higher voltage. So the most important application of power
transformer is to step-up & step-down the voltage of the transmission lines.

Transformer Construction
Based on the manner in which the windings are wound around the magnetic core, the
transformers are of two types: (i) core type and (ii) shell type

(a)

(b)

Constructional details of single-phase (a) core-type transformer (b) shell-type transformer

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Core
The magnetic core is a stack of thin silicon-steel laminations about 0.35 mm thick for 50 Hz
transformer. It provides magnetic coupling between two (or more) isolated electrical circuits.
To minimize core losses, core should be made of a highly permeable material. Hence, core is
made from cold-rolled grain-oriented sheet-steel (C.R.G.O.) magnetized in the rolling direction.
The core is laminated to reduce the eddy current losses.
In the core-type, the windings surround a considerable part of the steel core. In the shell-type,
the steel core surrounds a major part of the windings. For single-phase transformers, core-type
has two legged core while shell-type has three legged core.
Both the high voltage winding and the low voltage winding are divided on both the limbs.
When half of winding is placed on either limb, the leakage flux would correspond to only half
magnetic vector. Thus, the windings are divided to reduce leakage flux (flux that links
one winding and not the other). The low voltage (L.V.) winding is placed near to the steel core
in order to minimize the amount of insulation required.
In the shell type transformer, the L.V. and H.V. windings are wound over the central limb and
are interleaved or sandwiched as shown in Figure. The bottom and top L.V. coils are of half
the size of other L.V. coils. Shell-type transformers are preferred for low-voltage low-power
levels, whereas core-type construction is used for high-voltage, high-power transformers.
In core-type transformer, the flux has a single path around the legs or yokes. In the shell-type
transformer, the flux in the central limb divides equally and returns through the outer two
legs.
There are two types of windings employed for transformers. The concentric coils are used
for core-type transformers and interleaved (or sandwiched) coils for shell-type
transformers.
During the assembly of the steel core, the butt joints are staggered to reduce the reluctance
and it provides mechanical strength to the core. Low power transformers are air-cooled where
as large power- transformers are immersed in oil for better cooling. In oil-cooled transformers,
oil acts as coolant and as insulating medium.
Pulse transformers have cores made of soft ferrites. In communication circuits (high
frequency circuits), cores are made of powdered ferromagnetic alloys. Air-core (core of nonmagnetic material) transformers are used in radio devices.
The cores are stepped in transformers to obtain optimum use of the copper material used for
winding and ferroelectric material for core.

Principle of Transformer Action
A transformer works on the principle of electromagnetic induction according to which emf is
induced in a coil if it links a changing flux. When the primary winding is supplied with an ac
source, an alternating mutual flux linking both the windings is set up, which induces
voltage in the primary and secondary windings.

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Thus the transformer action requires the existence of alternating mutual flux linking the
various windings on a common magnetic core.

Ideal Two-winding Transformer

Assumptions for an ideal transformer
1.

No winding resistance – hence, copper losses are neglected.

2.

No core losses – negligible Hysteresis and core losses.

3.

The magnetization curve of the magnetic material is linear i.e. core has constant
permeability.

4.

No leakage flux i.e. all the flux is confined to magnetic core.

Transformer Action
1.

The primary winding is excited by an alternating sinusoidal source V1.

2.

It establishes excitation current Iϕ in the primary winding which produces excitation
mmf = N1 Iϕ (Iϕ = excitation current).

3.

Mmf will produce flux ϕ, which is in time phase with Iϕ and varies sinusoidally, in the
core which will induce emf in primary and secondary winding.
Let the sinusoidal variation of flux ϕ be expressed as ϕ =ϕ max sin ωt

The emf induced e1 in primary N1 turns e1 =-N1
= − N 1ωφ max cos ωt
dt
The maximum value of e1 , E1max = N1 ϕ max ω

Rms value = E1 =

E1max
2

=

2π fN1φmax
2

= 4.44 f φmax N1 volts

The current Ie in the primary is assumed to flow along the path abcda. The emf e1
induced in N1 turns must be in such a direction so as to oppose the cause, i.e. Ie, as per
Lenz's law. Therefore, the direction of e1 is as shown by the arrows in the primary N1

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Total core loss is given as Pc = V1' Ic. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 Impedance Transformation For secondary circuit. 1st Floor.com Page-5 25. (ii) Current is transformed into inverse turn ratio. The exciting current consists of two components Iϕ and Ic. (iv) Power remains same. it may be summarized: (i) Voltage is transformed into direct turn ratio. Similarly. Due to Hysteresis. the exciting current Ie leads the flux m by hysteretic angle α. impedance Z1 in the primary circuit can be transferred (referred) to secondary side 2 ⎡N ⎤ as ⎢ 2 ⎥ Z1 = Z1 ' ⎣ N1 ⎦ For an ideal transformer. V1′I c = Pc or I c = www. Z i = E1 I1 N N E1 E2 = ( 1 )2 = ( 1 )2 . The transformer can be interposed in between a source and a load to ‘match’ the impedance for maximum power transfer to take place. Near IIT. Z L N2 I 2 N2 I1 An impedance of ZL when viewed ‘through’ a transformer of turns ratio (N1: N2) is seen as (N1: N2)2 ZL. A transformer thus acts as an impedance converter. Jia Sarai. 9810958290 . (v) Frequency remains same. The second component Ic is called core-loss component. Z i = Using turns ratio. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.iesacademy. (iii) Impedance is transformed into direct turn ratio squared.Transformer India’s No. Iϕ is called reactive or magnetizing component and it provides the required magnetic flux m.com Pc Amp. Practical Transformer At no load (a) Effect of transformer core loss: The core loss consists of hysteresis loss and eddy current loss and are always present in the ferromagnetic core of the transformer. V1′ E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. Z L = E2 I2 Effective input impedance at primary terminals.

Jia Sarai. there exists some leakage flux which exists only in the primary winding and is in phase with Ie. (c) Effect of leakage flux: Other than the mutual flux that links both the primary and secondary windings. 9810958290 .Transformer India’s No. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 I e = I m2 + I c2 (b) Effect of transformer winding resistance: the winding resistances are no longer considered zero and their effect is included. Hence total voltage drop in the primary winding and voltage in the primary at no load is I e ( r1 + jx1 ) = I e z1 V 1 = V 1 '+ I e (r1 + jx1 ) E a and E b Even at full load. so that the magnitude of V1’ or E1 does not change appreciably from no load to full load. primary leakage impedance drop is about 2 to 5 % of the applied voltage. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.com Page-6 25. Near IIT. www.iesacademy. 1st Floor.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. This leakage flux induces an emf in the primary winding given as E x1 = − j I e x1 .

lags V1' by 90° and this is represented by a reactance X such that In transformer analysis.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. The current I X = V1' / I .Transformer India’s No. the resistance and leakage reactances can be referred to the secondary side. Near IIT. Total equivalent resistance referred to primary side re1 = r1 + (N1 / N2)2r2 = r1 + r2' Similarly. Jia Sarai. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 Equivalent Circuit of a Transformer The primary current consists of two components.com Page-8 25.iesacademy. total equivalent leakage reactance referred to primary side xe1 = x 1 + (N1 / N2)2 x2 = x1 + x2' In a similar way. The resistance rc in parallel with V1' represents core loss Pc = I2 Rc2 = V1' Ic. 9810958290 . load component I1' and exciting current Ie which is composed of Ic and I . 1st Floor. www. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. Ic is in phase with V1' and the product V1' Ic gives core loss. it is usual to refer the secondary quantities to primary side or primary quantities to secondary side.

Hence. 1st Floor. the open-circuit test gives (i) Shunt branch parameters RC and XM. the excitation current is 2-6% of rated full load current.India’s No.com Page-10 25. OC test gives shunt branch parameters.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.iesacademy. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.v. core losses can be neglected. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 Ic = Ie cos θ0 and I = Ie sin θ0 POC = V1 Ie cos θ0 RC = V12 / POC I φ = Ie sin θ0 XM = VOC / Ie sin θ0 Thus. Rated currents in the HV side causes rated current to flow on LV side.circuited. VSC zeH = VSC / ISC reH = PSC / I2SC xeH = √z2eH – r2eH xEH. A primary voltage of 2 – 12% of its rated voltage is sufficient to circulate rated currents in both primary and secondary windings. 9810958290 . rEH and zEH are equivalent leakage reactance. Jia Sarai. Thus. All the instruments are placed on the HV side. (ii) Turns ratio (by connecting a voltmeter on the open circuit side). In OC test. www. Short – Circuit Test Rated current is circulated in the HV side by means of an auto-transformer and LV side is short. ISC. Thus. equivalent resistance and equivalent leakage impedance referred to h. side. Near IIT.r1 = r2 = reH/2 and x1 = x2 = xeH/2. Let the readings be PSC. voltage drop will be very small and also copper loss taking place in excited winding (LV) winding will be very small. It means OC test gives only shunt branch parameters and core loss.

E2 = OC = OA + AB + BC ( or B ' C ') = OA + AB ' cos θ2 + DB ' sin θ2 = V2 + I 2 re 2 cos θ2 + I 2 x e 2 sin θ2 Thus the voltage drop in the secondary terminal voltage = E2 −V2 = I2 re2 cos θ2 + I2xe2 sinθ2 Per unit voltage regulation for any load current I2 is I x E2 − V2 I 2re 2 = cos θ2 + 2 e 2 sin θ2 E2 E2 E2 I 2re 2 voltage drop across re 2 at rated current = E2 Rated (=base) voltage E2 resistance drop = = p.f.. εr εr = I 2re 2 I 2r 2re 2 Ohmic loss at rated current = = E2 E2 I 2r Rated VA Similarly. voltage regulation at any load current I2 is given by www. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 The voltage regulation of a transformer can be obtained from its approximate equivalent circuit referred to primary or secondary.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.f. 9810958290 . referred to secondary and the phasor diagram of the circuit for a lagging power factor load. Near IIT. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. equivalent resistance or p. 1st Floor.com Page-12 25. E2 = OC = V2 + I 2 re 2 cos θ2 − I 2 x e 2 sinθ2 E2 − V2 = I 2 re 2 cos θ2 − I 2 x e 2 sinθ2 ∴ p. Jia Sarai.u.Transformer India’s No.u. Approximate equivalent circuit of a 2-winding transformer. voltage regulation would be always positive.. for rated current I 2 . let I 2 xe2 = εx E2 The per unit voltage regulation at rated current is given by ε r cos θ 2 + ε x sinθ 2 At lagging p.iesacademy.u. At leading p.

x ⎡ ⎤ ⎡V ⎤ 1 Hence. if unstated). stray load loss and dielectric loss also occur. V = √2π f N Bm Ai For a transformer number of turns N and net core area Ai are constant.f. Ohmic losses: Ohmic losses occur in both the primary and secondary winding resistances.e. 2.u. Hysteresis loss depends upon frequency and voltage where as eddy current loss depends only on voltage (squared).iesacademy. Ke depends on volume of material.com Page-14 25. Transformer Losses and Efficiency There are mainly two kinds of losses (i) core losses (ii) ohmic losses Core loss PC: Core loss consists of hysteresis loss Ph and eddy current losses Pe. resistivity and thickness of lamination By plotting PC/f against f.Transformer India’s No. permeability should be as high as possible for minimum hysteresis loss. They should be calculated at standard operating temperature of electrical machines 75°. Pe and Ph can be calculated separately by extrapolating the graph. Apart from core loss and ohmic loss. angle should be equal to leakage impedance angle. Efficiency: The efficiency of a transformer (or any other device) is defined as the ratio of output power to input power. i.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. 1st Floor.5. 3. Pc = Ph + Pe Ph = KhfBmx Pe = Kef2Bm2 The Stein Meitz constant x varies 1. Jia Sarai. cos θ2 = e 2 εr re 2 ze 2 Maximum voltage regulation occurs at a lagging load p. For max VR. ( x = 1. Kh depends upon volume of core material & permeability of core material. 9810958290 . Thus. Near IIT. Ph = K h f ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣ 2π NAi ⎦ ⎣ f ⎦ x Ph = k hVx f1-x 2 2 ⎡ ⎤ ⎡V ⎤ 1 2 Pe = K e f ⎢ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ = ke V f 2 NA π ⎣ ⎦ i⎦ ⎣ 2 1. lagging load p.f. 1 IES Academy tan θ2 = Chapter-1 εx x e2 r = i.e. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. value of the equivalent leakage impedance ze2 of the transformer. The magnitude of maximum voltage regulation is equal to the p. Thus www.5 – 2.6.

Near IIT.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.Transformer India’s No.iesacademy. I 22 re 2 = total ohmic losses. say nI fl . V2 I 2 = output VA. www.f.com Page-15 25. Jia Sarai. η =1− Pc + n2 Psc n(Rated VA) cos θ2 + Pc + n2 Psc As before. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. And cos θ2 = load p. 9810958290 . n2 Psc = Pc ⇒ n= Pc Psc Above equation can now be re-written as (kV A)max ⋅ η = (n) (kVA)rated η= η at full load = 1 − cos θ2 P I 2r cos θ2 + c + 2 e 2 V2 I 2 V2 I 2 Pc + Psc (Rated VA) cos θ2 + Pc + Psc At any other load current. the efficiency is given by η =1− Pc + n2 Psc n(Rated VA) cos θ2 + Pc + n2 Psc Maximum efficiency occurs when variable ohmic loss = constant core loss. 1st Floor. maximum efficiency occurs when variable ohmic loss = Constant core loss. The efficiency can also be expressed as η= output power input power − losses losses = =1 − input power input power input power Condition for maximum efficiency: η at full load = 1 − Pc + Psc (Rated VA) cos θ2 + Pc + Psc As before. maximum efficiency occurs when variable ohmic loss = Constant core loss. 1 IES Academy Efficiency η= = Where Chapter-1 output power input power V2 I 2 cos θ2 V2 I 2 cos θ2 + Pc + I 22 re 2 Pc = total core loss.

But for reduced core loss Pc. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. it is called all day efficiency. one terminal is positive w.com Page-16 25. In view of this. When energy efficiency is computed for a day of 24 hours. A distribution transformer has its secondary directly connected with the consumer's terminals.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 n2 Psc = PC n= Pc Psc Hence. Near IIT.t. occurs at unity power factor. Power transformers are used at the sending and receiving ends of a high-voltage power transmission line for stepping up or stepping down the voltage. a power transformer is designed to have maximum efficiency at or near its full load (rated) kVA. These relative polarities of the primary and secondary terminals must be known if the transformers are to be operated in parallel or are to www. ( kVA )max η = (n )( kVA )rated The maximum efficiency. 9810958290 . The maximum efficiency in case of power transformers occurs when core loss is equal to full load copper loss. These transformers are manipulated to operate almost always at or near their rated capacity (kVA rating). In view of this.r. therefore. the maximum efficiency may occur at about one-half of its rated kVA. Since the primary of distribution transformers are always energised and. The load on a distribution transformer varies over a wide range during a 24 hour day. the choice of a distribution transformer is based on energy efficiency. 1st Floor.Transformer India’s No. Hence.iesacademy. All day η = 1 − daily Losses in kWh daily Input in kWh Testing of Transformers (A) Polarity Test Polarity test on a two winding transformer to be operated in parallel (a) subtractive polarity and (b) additive polarity On the primary and secondary sides of a two-winding transformer. Energy efficiency of a transformer is defined as the ratio of total energy output for certain period to the total energy input for the same period. Jia Sarai. the other terminal at any one instant. for a constant load current. the core loss takes place continuously. the distribution transformers are designed to have very low value of core loss.

Suitable voltage is applied on the HV side. This test on single-phase transformers requires two identical units with their primaries connected in parallel and are energized at rated voltage and frequency. W1 = 2Pc and W2 = 2Psc. Near IIT. primary winding also carry rated current. A1 is connected to one of the secondary terminals and a voltmeter is connected between A2 and other end of the secondary winding. V2 gives the sum of leakage impedance drops in both the windings. 9810958290 . 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 be used in poly-phase circuits. then the secondary terminal connected to A1 is marked a2 and has opposite polarity as A1. Since Vab = 0. The low-injected voltage gives full load currents in primary and secondary windings and hence full load ohmic losses of both transformers are given by wattmeter W2. Hence. Hence. Jia Sarai. With secondaries open. If the reading is (E1 + E2). the wattmeter W1 records the core losses of both the transformers. www. Terminals A1 and A2 are marked polarities arbitrarily. Voltmeter reading is recorded between A2 and other secondary terminal. If the reading is (E1 – E2).com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. A voltage is injected in the secondary circuit by a voltage regulator till rated current flows in the two series-connected secondaries. Sumpner's (or back to back) test on two identical single-phase transformers.iesacademy. current in ab = 0. (B) Load Test (Back to back or Sumpner’s test) This test is used to determine maximum temperature rise in the transformer.com Page-17 25. The two secondaries should connected in series with their polarities in phase opposition (Vab = 0). then secondary terminal connected to A1 is marked a1 and has same polarity as A1.India’s No. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. 1st Floor.

9810958290 .com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 zea and zeb are equivalent leakage impedances referred to the secondaries of transformers A and B. therefore.com Page-19 25. 1st Floor. at no load. The circulating current flows in both primary and secondary windings due to transformer action and gives rise to additional ohmic losses and.Transformer India’s No.iesacademy. secondary no-load voltages are equal Circuit modelling of two transformers in parallel www. the effect of circulating current Ic is to boost lower voltage Eb to V and to reduce the higher voltage Ea to V. Jia Sarai. Near IIT. On-load operation Case I: Equal voltage ratio In such case. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. reduce the efficiency of the parallel-operation. E a − I c z ea = E b + I c z eb = V The angle β by which Ic lags Ea – Eb is given by β = tan −1 x ea + x eb rea + reb Thus. The terminal voltage V on the secondary side of both the transformers must be same.

E b − I a z ea = V = I Z The voltage equationfor  B is E b − I b z eb = V = I Z or I a z ea = I b z eb I =I a + I b = I a + z ea + z eb z ea z ea + z eb Sa = S Sb = S z eb z eb Ia = I Ib = I I a z ea z eb z ea + z eb z ea z ea + z eb S a = V I a . If transformers in parallel are to share the total load in proportion to their kVA ratings. 9810958290 . as per Eq. but I a Z ea = I b zeb = v. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 The common secondary load voltage V and load current I is shared as la and Ib by the transformers A and B respectively. Near IIT. Here zea = zeb and Ia =Ib. Jia Sarai.iesacademy. therefore. (a) x ea x eb ≠ rea reb assuming that φb > φa Let Z ea = Z eb .com Page-20 25. then their equivalent leakage impedances in ohms must be inversely proportional to their kVA ratings. The voltage equation for B is: E a − I a z ea = V = I Z Since E a = E b . 1st Floor. the kVA shared by www. I a zea = I b zeb = v Transformer A operates at a better pf and transformer B at a poor pf as compared to the load pf.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.. S b = V I b and S =VI A transformer with lower value of full-load current (or lower kVA rating) must have more leakage impedance in ohms. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.Transformer India’s No.

The total output kVA is reduced.com Page-21 25. The kVA supplied by transformers A and B are EaIa and EbIb × 10–3 respectively. a transformer with greater leakage impedance angle operates at a poor pf as compared to the other with a lower leakage impedance angle. 1 1 and zeb α Sar Sbr S = br Sar zea α zea zeb I a zea = I b zeb I a Sar = I b Sbr Parallel operation of transformers x x with zea > zeb but ea = eb rea reb The transformer with smaller leakage impedance will get saturate first. of Ia and Ib. Near IIT. their full load kVA output is less than the sum of their individual transformer kVA ratings. Transformers of different kVA ratings can be operated in parallel provided their equivalent leakage impedances in ohms are inversely proportional to their respective kVA ratings. I a zea = I b zeb and since zea > zeb . Also. In case of equal voltage ratio and equal leakage impedances. I a < I b . because I is the phasor sum and not the arithmetic sum. www. In general when reactance to resistance ratios is not equal. therefore EaIa < EbIb.Transformer India’s No. Ia < I/2 and Ib < I/2 and the total kVA of output is less than the sum of kVA ratings of the individual transformers.iesacademy. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 transformers A and B are equal. no circulating current will flow. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. (b) Let zea > zeb . Here zea > zeb . but x ea x eb = rea reb When E a = E b . 9810958290 . Jia Sarai. 1st Floor. I a < I b Both the transformers operate at the same power factor and total output kVA is increased. It means that kVA shared by transformer A is less than that shared by transformer B. Note: — That transformer having greater equivalent leakage impedance shares less kVA (here EaIa ×10–3) and transformer having lower equivalent leakage impedance shares greater kVA. the total output kVA is equal to sum of kVA ratings of the individual transformers. Since I is the arithmetic sum Ia and Ib .

In case of unequal voltage ratios.m. At the same time. in an auto. two 1 1 + I c and I b = − I c 2 2 The two transformers will operate at different power factors. the power factor of the second transformer with smaller no-load induced e. 9810958290 . Jia Sarai. the power factor of the second transformer with smaller no-load induced e.transformer the two windings are not electrically isolated.m.m.f.iesacademy. The currents in the two transformers will be unequal: Ia = 1 1 + I c and I b = − I c 2 2 3.f. They are used particularly economical where the voltage-ratio required is small (less than 2) and electrical isolation of the two windings is not essential.Transformer India’s No. At the same time. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 Case II: Unequal Voltage Ratios 1.m. The major applications are www. Unlike a two winding transformer. the transformer is called an auto-transformer.f. is increased and the current shared by it is decreased. In case of unequal voltage ratios.f. The effect of circulating current is to reduce the power factor and increase the current shared by the transformer having greater no-load induced e. Near IIT. 2. 1st Floor. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. Auto . The currents in the transformers will be unequal: Ia = 6. 4. The two transformers will operate at different power factors.com Page-22 25. 5.Transformers When the primary and secondary windings are electrically connected so that a part of the winding is common to the two. is increased and the current shared by it is decreased. The effect of circulating current is to reduce the power factor and increase the current shared by the transformer having greater no-load induced e.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. a circulating current will flow which will boost lower voltage magnitude and buck higher voltage magnitude so that the two transformers have same terminal voltage. a circulating current will flow which will boost lower voltage magnitude and buck higher voltage magnitude so that the two transformers have same terminal voltage.

interconnection of HV systems at voltage levels with ratio less than 2 and in obtaining variable voltage power supplies.transformer turn ratio. better voltage regulation and higher operating efficiency because in an auto-transformer a part of energy transfer is through conduction process. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 induction motor starters.iesacademy. 9810958290 . a' = V1/V2 = N1/N2 (>1) Therefore. Further. (VA)auto = 1/[1– (1/a')] (VA)TW . New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. Near IIT.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.transformer: (VA)auto = V1 I1 = V2 I2 From above. a' = 1 + a VA Ratings For two-winding transformer: (VA)TW = (V1 – V2)I2 = (I2 – I1) V2 For auto.transformer over two-winding transformer They require less copper in winding. 1st Floor. (since part of VA is transferred conductively in autotransformer). Advantages of auto. hence are more economical. a' > 1 Therefore. Jia Sarai. turn-ratio a = (V1 – V2)/V2 = (N1 – N2)/N2 where. (VA)auto > (VA)TW.India’s No. www.com Page-23 25. they have lower reactance. The winding section BC is common to both primary and secondary circuits. The given auto-transformer has N1 turns primary with N2 turns tapped for a lower secondary voltage. lower losses. For a two-winding transformer. (N1 > N2) = N1/N2 – 1 Auto. smaller exciting current.

auto. (VA)' >> (VA) Hence. Jia Sarai. the weight of copper required by both of them is as below: Gauto I 1( N 1 − N 2) + ( I 2 − I 1) N 2 N2 V2 = =1– =1– I 1N 1 + I 2 N2 N1 V1 GTW Copper saving = GTW – Gauto = 1/a' GTW R2' = ⎛⎜ N 1 − 1⎞⎟ 2 R2 ⎝ N2 ⎠ and X2' = ⎜⎛ N 1 − 1⎟⎞ 2 X2 ⎝ N2 ⎠ Three Phase Transformers There exist two arrangements: (i) A bank of three single – phase transformers (ii) A three – phase transformer (single unit) Fig.iesacademy. Near IIT. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 V Transformed VA (V1 − V2 ) I1 = = 1 − 2 = (1 − k ) Input VA V1 I1 V1 Conducted VA V2 − V1 = =k V1 I1 Input VA As a' = N1/N2 approaches unity. 9810958290 . 1st Floor. Copper requirement For a two-winding transformer and auto-transformer having same voltage-ratio and VA rating.Transformer India’s No. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.com Page-24 25. (a) Three-phase transformer bank. both windings in star (b) three-phase core-type transformer www.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.transformer is used for required turn-ratio is 2 or less.

and (ii) Shell type Transformer Labeling and Connections Terminals on HV side in each phase – A.Transformer India’s No. 9810958290 .com Page-25 25. in case of fault they can be used as open-delta with 58% rating. Near IIT. Jia Sarai. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 Three-phase transformer is cheaper (about 15% less cost) than a bank of three single-phase transformers. C (in capital letters) Terminals on LV side in each phase – a. occupies much less space and are more efficient. B. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. b. Moreover. Labelling for transformer terminals Star/Star (Yy) Connection – (0° and 180° connections are obtained) www.iesacademy. But single-phase units are easier to transport. c (in small letters) Similar polarities are indicated by similar suffices 1 or 2 on both sides.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. 1st Floor. Types: (i) Core type.

otherwise delta. This is known as the 0°connection. being a closed circuit. 1st Floor. However. Phase transformation ratio → x : 1 Line transformation ratio → x : 1 Delta/Delta (Dd) Connection – (0° and 180° connections are obtained) Figure shows the delta/delta connection and the corresponding phasor diagram. The sum of voltages around the secondary delta must be zero. Phase transformation ratio → x : 1 Line transformation ratio → x : 1 www.India’s No. It is easily seen from the phasor diagram that the primary and secondary line voltages are in phase so I t is the 0°-connection.iesacademy.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.com Page-26 25. Near IIT. c1. With polarities indicated on the primary and secondary sides. Jia Sarai. b1c2 and c1a2. b1c2. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 The phasor diagram is shown from which it is easily seen that the voltage of the corresponding phases (and therefore of the corresponding lines) are in phase. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. means a short circuit. c are taken out from the delta nodes a1b2. This is the 180°-connection. the secondary voltages are n phase opposition to the primary voltage. the 180°connection is obtained. voltages Va2a1. if the secondary leads a. If the winding terminals on secondary side are reversed. to which the terminals are connected. The letters within brackets on the phasor diagram indicate the lines. 9810958290 . Vb2b1 and Vc2c1 add to zero as per the phasor diagram if the delta is formed by connecting a1b2.c2. b.

The maximum allowable secondary phase current is Iph. the transformer can handle VA of Sopen-delta = 3 VI ph Which for normal delta/delta connection is Sdelta = 3VIph Thus the open-delta connection has a VA rating of 1/ 3 = 0. If the maximum allowable secondary phase current is Iph. Near IIT. it results in open-delta connection.58 of the rating of the normal delta/delta connection. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.com Page-27 25. In the delta/delta connection if one of the transformers is disconnected. VA delta = 3VIph = S S' 1 = = 0.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. 1st Floor. the transformer can handle VAopen-delta = √3 VIph = S' For normal (Δ/Δ) Connection.58 S √3 Star/Delta (Yd) Connection – (+30° and –30° connections are obtained) www. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 If one of the transformers is disconnected. and the open-delta is excited from balanced 3-phase supply. then the voltage Vb1b2 = Vbc does not change as it equals – (Vca + Vab). Jia Sarai.iesacademy. thus the voltage on the secondary side still remain balanced 3-phase.India’s No. It can supply a balanced load. Supposing the b-phase transformer is removed. 9810958290 . the resulting connection is known as open-delta.

connection. the delta is formed by connecting c1a2. 9810958290 . Phase transformation ratio → x : 1 Line transformation ratio → x/√3:1 Delta/Zig-Zag Star (Δ/Y) Connection – (0° and 180° connection are obtained) Phase transformation ratio → x : 1 Line transformation ratio → x : 3/2 or 2/3x:1 Transformer Noise The hum. this is also the phase relationship between the respective line-to-line voltage. leading to noise. the core length along the alternating flux decreases and increases alternatively. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 Star connection is formed on primary side by connecting together 1 suffixed terminals. Jia Sarai. closed delta would mean a short circuit. When ferromagnetic transformer core is magnetized.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. is known as –30° . One just interchanges capital and small letter suffixings. a1b2 and b1c2 with the lines connected to these junctions being labelled as a. www. Near IIT. This is a must. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. This connection. originates in the ferromagnetic core of a transformer. as otherwise. It is also observed from the phasor diagram that phase a to neutral voltage on the star side. The phasor diagram on the delta side shows that the sum of voltage around delta is zero. b → c and a → b. 1st Floor.com Page-28 25. Similarly ± 90°-connections are also possible in the star/delta connection by relabelling the delta side lines. 2 suffixed terminals being connected to appropriate lines. Phase transformation ratio → x : 1 Line transformation ratio → √3 : x Delta/Star (Δ/Y) Connection – (+30° and –30° connection are obtained) This connection is simply the interchange of primary and secondary roles in the star/delta connection.India’s No. b and c respectively. the transformation ratio for line quantities will be ( x / 3) :1 . Of course what was the – 30°-connection will now be the + 30°-connection and vice versa.iesacademy. If the phase transformation ratio is x : 1 (delta/star). For example for + 90° connection relabel c → a. The major cause of noise in transformers is the magnetostriction. therefore.

iesacademy. is the magnetostriction. This phenomenon involving very small changes in dimensions of the magnetized core is called magnetostriction. Greater the core flux density. This humming traverses from the core to the transformer oil. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 with a corresponding increase and decrease of its cross-section. greater is the tendency for humming in transformers. the factors producing the noise in transformers are the following: The first cause of hum. As the steel laminations change their dimensions· alternately.com Page-29 25. (i) (ii) The details of core construction. 9810958290 . and therefore the noise. (iii) Joints in the core are also responsible for noise production though to a lesser degree. Jia Sarai. Near IIT. The degree of humming level depends on the flux density in the core. to tank and then to the surroundings in the form of noise. In brief. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. (c) By sound-insulating the transformer core from the tank wall in case of large transformers or by sound-insulating the transformer core from where it is installed in case of small transformers. size and gauge of laminations and the degree of tightness of clamping the core by nuts and bolts do influence the frequency of mechanical vibrations and therefore the noise in transformers. the ferromagnetic core vibrates and humming is produced. 1st Floor.India’s No. www. (b) By proper tightening of the core by clamps.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. Most of the noise emission from a transformer may be reduced: (a) By using low value of flux density in the core. bolts etc.

Chapter-1 (b) (–10 – jl0) A (c) (10 + jlO) A [GATE-2003] (d) (10 – jl0) A The core of a two-winding transformer is subjected to a magnetic Flux variation as indicated in the figure. 1 Transformer IES Academy GATE-6. 9810958290 . 1st Floor.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. A capacitor of reactance 2.5 Ω is connected across winding-3. as supply. (ers ) in the secondary winding as a function of 1000 time will be the form The induced emf www. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. A resistor of 10 Ω is connected across winding-2. Jia Sarai. [GATE-2008] 400 V . Near IIT. The turns ratio N1 : N2 : N3 is 4 : 2 : 1.iesacademy. Winding-1 is connected across a 400 V. If the supply voltage V1= 400∠0° . Figure shows an ideal three winding transformer are wound on the same case as shown.com Page-31 25.India’s No. the supply phasor current phasor I1 is given by: (a) (–10 + jlO) A GATE-7.

The peak voltage across A and B. If the waveform of i(t) is changed to i(t) = 10sin (100π t ) A. excited from a current source. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 Common Data for Questions Q8 and Q9: The circuit diagram shows a two-winding. Figure shows a Δ -Y connected 3phase distribution transformer used to step down the voltage from 11 000 V to 4 15 V line-to-line. It has two switches S1 & S2.com Page-32 25. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. with S open is: 400 4000 (a) (b) 800V (c) πV πV [GATE-2009] 800 (d) πV GATE-9. the peak [GATE-2009] voltage across A and B with S closed is: (a) 400 V (b) 240 V (c) 320 V (d) 160 B Three Phase Transformers GATE-10. The transformer has a magnetizing inductance of 400/π mH. Near IIT. GATE-8. whose waveform is also shown.iesacademy. In such a case the magnitude of the voltage across the LV terminals a and c is: [GATE– 2003] www.India’s No. i(t).com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. Jia Sarai. lossless transformer with no leakage flux. 9810958290 . Under normal conditions S1 is closed and S2 is open. Under certain superior conditions S1 is open and S2 is closed. 1st Floor.

Transformers GATE-15. With both S1 and S2 open. 33001230 V single-phase transformer is connected as an autotransformer shown in figure. 4-wire. The nominal rating of the autotransformer will be: (a) 50. 9810958290 .com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.iesacademy. The transformer is under no load condition. Jia Sarai. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. the current waveform in the delta winding will be: [GATE-2009] (a) A sinusoid at fundamental frequency (b) Flat-topped with third harmonic (c) Only third-harmonic (d) None of these Auto . A 50 kVA. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 (a) 240 V (b) 480 V (c) 4'15 V (d) 0 V GATE-11.0 kVA (b) 53. With S2 closed and S1 open. 1st Floor.Transformer India’s No.3 kVA (c) 717. GATE-13.4 kVA (d) 767. the core flux waveform will be: [GATE-2009] (a) A sinusoid at fundamental frequency (b) Flat –topped with harmonic (c) Peaky with third-harmonic (d) None of these GATE-14. 3-phase. The transformers are connected in the following manner: The transformer connection will be represented by: (a) Yd0 (b) Yd 1 (c) Yd6 [GATE-2008] (d) Yd l1 Common Data for Questions Q13 and Q14: The star-delta transformer shown above is excited on the star side with balanced.4 kVA www.com [GATE-2004] Page-33 25. Three formers are connected to form a 3-phase transformer bank. Near IIT. sinusoidal voltage supply of rated magnitude. Which three-phase connection can be used in a transformer to introduce a phase difference of 30° between its output and corresponding input line voltages [GATE-2005] (a) Star-Star (b) Star-Delta (c) Delta-Delta (d) Delta-Zigzag single-phase transGATE-12.

having 4000 and 6000 turns respectively. The equivalent circuit of a transformer has leakage reactances X1 .07 pu respectively.55 + j 1. Common B (b) Connect B and D.241% Statement for Linked Answer Questions Q17 and Q18: The figure above shows coils 1 and 2.Which of the options given should be exercised to realize the required auto-transformer? [GATE-2009] (a) Connect A and D. 1st Floor.925) Ω (d) (72. In the autotransformer obtained in Question 97.752% (b) 97.94) Ω Transformer Construction GATE-20.Transformer India’s No.276 % (d) 99.125 + j52.com Page-34 25. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 GATE-16. 400 V. 50 Hz supply. with dot markings as shown. Per-unit System GATE-19.851% (c) 98.1) Ω (c) (15. auto1000 transformer to drive a load of 10 kVA.02 and 0. the current in each coil is: [GATE-2009] (a) Coil-1 is 25 A and Coil-2 is 10 A (b) Coil-1 is 10 A and Coil-2 is 25 A (c) Coil-1 is 10 A and Coil-2 is 15 A (d) Coil-1 is 15 A and Coil-2 is 10 A.07) Ω (b) (0.02 + j0. 400 V .6 + j254. unity power factor. Near IIT. and magnetizing reactance XM . The resistance and reactance of a 100 kVA 110001400V. 9810958290 .com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. its efficiency at its new rated load at unity [GATE-2007] power factor will be: (a) 95. The coils are to be connected to obtain a single-phase.iesacademy. Δ – Y distribution transformer are 0. Jia Sarai. The phase impedance of the transformer referred to the primary is: [GATE-2004] (a) (0. Coil 1 is excited with single phase. GATE-18. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. Common C (c) Connect A and C. Common D GATE-17. If it is reconfigured as a 500V/750V autotransformer. Both the coils have a rated current of 25 A. Their magnitudes satisfy [GATE-2005] X1  X'2  X M (b) X1  X' 2  X M (c) X1 ≈ X'2  X M (d) X1 ≈ X'2  X M (a) www. 250 V/500V two winding transformer has an efficiency of 95% at full load. X'2 . A single-phase 50 kVA. Common B (d) Connect A and C.

Low Power Factor W3 : 150V.05 (d) 0. 10A. current is drawn at zero power factor (d) In an open circuit test.com [GATE-2007] Page-35 25. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 GATE-21. current is drawn at low power factor GATE-23. It is desired to measure parameters of 230 V /115 V. The rating of the first transformer is 500 kVAand its pu leakage impedance is 0.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.10 (c) 0. Near IIT. current is drawn at high power factor (c) In a short circuit test. 5A. 10A. 50 Hz iron core transformer in the circuit has both the vertical arms of cross sectional area 20 cm2 and both the horizontal arms of cross sectional area 10 cm2. 2 kVA. 1st Floor. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. High Power Factor.Transformer India’s No. In a transformer. The single phase. its pu leakage impedance is: (a) 0. zero voltage regulation at full load is: (a) Not possible (b) Possible at unity power factor load (c) Possible at leading power factor load (d) Possible at lagging power factor load www. Jia Sarai. which of the following statements is valid? [GATE-2006] (a) In an open circuit test. 9810958290 .025 Voltage Regulation GATE-25. In transformers. 5A. If the two windings shown were wound instead on opposite horizontal arms. core losses are obtained (b) In an open circuit test. High Power Factor W4 : 150V.20 (b) 0. The following wattmeters are available in a laboratory W1 : 250V.iesacademy. the mutual inductance will: [GATE-2009] (a) Double (b) Remain same (c) Be halved (d) Become one quarter Open-circuit and Short-circuit Tests GATE-22. Low Power Factor [GATE-2008] W2 : 250V. single-phase transformer. The wattmeters used in open circuit test and short circuit test of the [GATE-2008] transformer will respectively be: (a) W1 and W2 (b) W2 and W4 (c) W1 and W4 (d) W2 and W3 Parallel Operation GATE-24. copper losses are obtained while in short circuit test. If the rating of second [GATE-2006] transformer is 250 kVA.05 pu. Two transformers are to be operated in parallel such that they share load in proportion to their kVA ratings.

New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. What is the relationship between their magnitudes? www. The copper-loss and iron-loss at half load will be. If the iron core of a transformer is replaced by an air core. IES-5.5W (c) 75W (d) 50W IES-2. The equivalent circuit of a transformer has the leakage reactances X1. 50Hz has eddy current loss of 50W.Transformer India’s No. [IES-2006] then what is the ratio of P1 and P2 ? (a) 9/16 (b) 10/16 (c) 3/4 (d) 3/16 IES-6. X2′ and the magnetising reactance Xm. 1st Floor. 9810958290 . respectively [IES-2002] (a) 3200 W and 2500 W (b) 3200 W and 5200 W (c) 1600 W and 1250 W (d) 1600 W and 5000 W IES-4. the eddy current loss will be: [IES-2001] (a) 168. If P1 and P2 be the iron and copper losses of a transformer at full load. then the hysteresis losses in the transformer will: [IES-2006] (a) Increase (b) Decrease (c) Remain unchanged (d) Become zero IES-7. Assertion (A): The distribution transformers are designed for minimum core losses. The full-load copper-loss and iron-loss of a transformer are 6400W and 5000W respectively.iesacademy.75W (b) 112.com [IES-2006] E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.com Page-36 25. and the maximum efficiency of the transformer is at 75% of the full load. Near IIT. [IES-2002] Reason (R): Primary windings of distribution transformers are energized throughout the day. 50Hz. If the transformer is connected to a voltage of 330V. If Pc and Psc represent core and full-load ohmic losses respectively. Jia Sarai. the maximum kVA delivered to load corresponding to maximum efficiency is equal to rated kVA multiplied by: [IES-2001] (a) Pc / Psc (c) ( Pc / Psc ) (b) Pc / Psc (d) ( Pc / Psc ) 2 2 ( Psc /Pc ) 2 IES-3. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 Previous Years IES Questions Transformer Losses and Efficiency IES-1. A single-phase transformer when supplied from 220V.

[IES-2008] When are eddy-current losses in a transformer reduced? (a) If laminations are thick (b) If the number of turns in primary winding is reduced (c) If the number of turns in secondary winding is reduced (d) If laminations are thin Auto . Jia Sarai. 2-winding transformer of the same capacity. then the secondary voltage is 2640 V and 2160 V. In case of auto-transformers. An auto-transformer requires less copper as compared to a conventional.com Page-38 25.India’s No. Near IIT. 1st Floor. 2. 9810958290 . 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 IIES-14. An auto-transformer provides isolation between the primary and secondary windings 3. What is the ratio of primary to secondary voltage of the original transformer? [IES-2006] (a) 66 : 54 (b) 54 : 66 (c) 10 : 1 (d) 1 : 10 IES-18. which of the following statements are correct? [IES-2001] 1. respectively? (a) 2200V. What are the values of V1 and I2. The kVA rating of the autotransformer compared to the two-winding transformer will be: [IES-2002] (a) 3 times (b) 2 times (c) 1. respectively. 45A (c) 2000V. A two-winding transformer is used as an autotransformer. 50Hz transformer is connected to form an auto transformer as shown in the figure given below. If we apply additive polarity and subtractive polarity for the connections.Transformer IES-15. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.5 times (d) Same IES-17. 55A IES-19. 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2 (c) 1 and 3 (d) 2 and 3 IES-16. A two-winding transformer is converted into an auto-transformer. An auto-transformer has less leakage reactance as compared to the conventional.iesacademy. 2000/ 200V. 45A [IES-2005] (d) 1800V. 45A If the wave form of the voltage impressed on the primary of a Y − Δ bank contains 5th harmonics. (b) 2200V. 2-winding transformer of the same capacity.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. what are the wave forms of the resultant voltages of the primary and the secondary? [IES-2005] Primary Secondary (a) Peaked Peaked (b) Peaked Flat-topped www. A single-phase. 10kVA. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: (a) 1.

9810958290 . 1-phase transformer has name-plate leakage impedance of 8%. 1st Floor.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.27 kW Per Unit Values IES-23. 1 Transformer IES Academy (c) Flat-topped (d) Flat-topped Chapter-1 Peaked Flat-topped IES-20. Jia Sarai. the open-circuit test result gives 200V. and reactance of 0. Its actual resistance and reactance referred to h. In a 100 kVA. A 4 kVA.India’s No.com Page-39 25.7 A (c) 45.iesacademy.4 kW (c) 1. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. A 20kVA. 5kW on low-voltage side.1A (b) 22.8 ohm and 2.u.02 p. What is the core loss in a high frequency ferrite core transformer used in SMPS power supply? [IES-2009] (a) 10% of rated power (b) 5% of rated power (c) 2% of rated power (d) 1% of rated power www. side are.68 V IES-24. Near IIT.06 p. 400/200 V single-phase transformer has resistance of 0. The core-loss component of current is. What is the power transferred conductively from primary to secondary of an auto-transformer having transformation ratio of 0.56 V (d) 160 V (d) 568. What is the power transmitted inductively in an auto-transformer which supplies a load at 161 volts with an applied primary voltage of 230 volts? (a) 35% of the input (b) 70% of the input [IES-2009] (c) 15% of the input (d) 30% of the input IES-22.6 kW (b) 2. approximately [IES-2002] (a) 9.2 ohm and 0. 50Hz single-phase transformer with 2000 turns on the high-voltage side.4 ohm (c) 0.24 ohm (d) 2 ohm and 6 ohm Open-circuit and Short-circuit Tests IES-25.u. Voltage required to be applied on the high-voltage side to circulate full-load current with the low-voltage winding shortcircuited will be: [IES-2002] (a) 16 V (b) 56.8 supplying a load of 3 kW? [IES-2009] (a) 0.0 A (d) 91 A IES-26. What is the efficiency of an auto-transformer in comparison to that of a two-winding transformer of the same rating? [IES-2006] (a) Slightly less than that of a two-winding transformer (b) Same as that of a two-winding transformer (c) More than that of a two-winding transformer (d) As low as 1/5th of the efficiency of a two-winding transformer IES-21.6 ohm (b) 0. 91 A.08 ohm and 0. 2000/200V. 1100/220V.5 kW (d) 0.v. respectively [IES-2002] (a) 0.

20 watts SC (HV side) : 5A. Jia Sarai.25 watts (c) W1 = 20 watts. single-phase transformer gave the following test results on 50Hz: [IES-2003] OC (LV side) : 100 V. W2 = 25 watts IES-28. Near IIT. W2 = 20 watts (d) W1 = 14. 9810958290 .4 watts. W2 watts Neglecting skin effect. The above tests were then conducted on the same transformer at 40 Hz. 1 IES Academy IES-27. Chapter-1 A1 kVA. 1st Floor. W1 and W2 will be: (a) W1 = 16 watts. 25 watts It is assumed that no-load loss components are equally divided. 50Hz. Under short circuit Under open circuit Under no load Under rated load At which condition of the transformer the equivalent circuit will be as shown figure? (a) Under short circuit (b) Under rated load (c) Under open circuit (d) Under load and no load [IES-2009] [IES-2009] Three Phase Transformer IES-30. Possible three-to-three phase transformer connection for parallel operation is: [IES-2002] (a) Δ – Y to Δ – Y (b) Δ – Δ to Δ – Y (d) Δ – Y to Y – Δ (c) Y – Y to Δ – Y www. At which condition of the transformer the equivalent circuit will be as shown in the below figure? (a) (b) (c) (d) IES-29.com Page-40 25. W2 = 31. Tests results were: OC (HV): 160V.iesacademy.Transformer India’s No. W1 watts SC (LV): 10A.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. 200/100V. W2 = 25 watts (b) W1 = 25 watts. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570.

com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. Three single phase 1000/220V transformers arc connected to form 3-phase transformer bank. both secondary and primary load voltages are restored to their normal phase magnitude and angle. 9810958290 . [IES-2004] What is the voltage between the terminals b and d in the above system when the primary side is energized from an appropriate symmetrical 3phase system? (a) 230 / 2V (b) 230 / 3 V (c) 115 × 3 V (d) 115 × 2 V IES-33. The diagram given below shows the connection of a four-wire delta bank for obtaining a 3-phase 4-wire distribution system. What are the voltage ratings and turn ratio of 3-phase transformer? [IES-2005] IES-35. Assertion (A): Δ -connected tertiary windings tend to act as an automatic feedback control system. [IES-2004] Reason (R): In the event of unbalanced secondary load currents. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 IES-31. 50 3 (d) 11000 / 220V. 50 (b) 19052 / 220V.iesacademy. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. High voltage side is connected in star. The secondary voltages between the terminals are as indicated. 1st Floor. and low voltage side is in delta. star phase voltage ⎠ ⎝ The line-to-line voltage ratio of star/delta (a) K / 3 (b) K (c) K 3 (d) 3 / K IES-32. 50 3 (c) 11000/381V. IES-34. 50 What is the phase displacement between primary and secondary voltages for a star-delta. (a) 19052 / 220V. A delta/star transformer has a phase-to-phase voltage transformation ⎛ delta phase voltage ⎞ ratio of K ⎜ K = [IES-2002] ⎟.com Page-41 25. Near IIT. 3phase transformer connection shown figure? [IES-2005] www. Jia Sarai.Transformer India’s No.

Near IIT. one labelled as ‘Assertion A’ and the other labelled as ‘Reason R’.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.iesacademy. 9810958290 . Jia Sarai. 1st Floor. IES-44. Select your answers to these items using the codes given below: Codes: (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A (c) A is true but R is false (d) A is false but R is true IES-42. whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Two Transformers when operating in parallel will share the load depending upon which of the following? [IES-2007] (a) Magnetizing current (b) Leakage reactance (c) Per unit impedance (d) Efficiency Transformer Construction IES-43. 1 Transformer IES Academy Chapter-1 Under this operating condition with the primary bus-bars being energised. a circulating current will flow: [IES-2005] (a) Only in the secondary windings of A and B (b) In both the primary and the secondary windings of A and B (c) In both the primary and the secondary windings of A and B. You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason R are individually true and if so.com [IES-2003] [IES-2003] Page-43 25.India’s No. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. as well as in the primary side network (d) In the primary and the secondary windings of A and B and boost the voltages on the secondary side of both A and B DIRECTION: The following three items consist of two statements. The use of higher flux density in the transformer design (a) Reduces the weight per kVA (b) Increases the weight per kVA (c) Has no relation with the weight of transformer (d) Increases the weight per kW The function of oil in a transformer is to provide www.

Near IIT. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. Match List-I (Type of coil) with List-II (Use of coil) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [IES-2005] List-I List-II A. respectively www. Assertion (A): For obtaining improved magnetic properties. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 (a) Insulation and cooling (c) Protection against short circuit (b) Protection against lightning (d) Lubrication IES-45. What is voltage regulation at power factor 0.com Page-44 25. Cores of large power transformers are made from which one of the following? [IES-2008] (a) Hot-rolled steel (b) Cold-rolled non-grain oriented steel (c) Cold-rolled grain oriented steel (d) Ferrite Principle of Transformer Action IES-48. Cooling oil is in contact with each turn of the winding D. without affecting the magnetic properties in any way.C. High voltage windings of small transformers C. Disc coils 2. Sandwitch coils 1. Cross-over coils 3. Which among the following magnetic materials has the highest energyproduct to make it a permanent magnet? [IES-2006] (a) Alnico (b) Ferrite (c) Samariurm Cobalt (d) Cobalt-Iron alloy IES-46. line. Percentage resistance and percentage reactance of a transformer are 1% and 4%.8 leading? [IES-2006] (a) 2.2% and –1. Lw voltage coils for currents above 100A B. the transformer magnetic core is assembled using cold-rolled silicon-steel sheets.6%. IES-47.iesacademy. IES-49. 9810958290 . respectively (b) 3. [IES-2005] Reason (R): The laminations for the core could be cut out of the cold-rolled silicon steel sheets. Reason (R): Losses in the D.C. Assertion (A): Transformer is not used in a D. Shell-type transformer core Codes: A (a) 2 (c) 2 B 3 1 C 4 4 D 1 3 (b) (d) A 4 4 B 1 3 C 2 2 [IES-2004] D 3 1 Voltage Regulation IES-50. circuit are not negligible.4% and –0. Jia Sarai.8%.Transformer India’s No. cutting either in the direction of rolling or transverse thereof.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. Spiral type 4. 1st Floor. respectively.8 lagging and 0.

respectively IES-51. This simplification introduces the inaccuracy.6% and –3. Retardation test Which of the above tests are to be conducted for the determination of voltage regulation of a transformer? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (d) 3 and 4 (c) 2 and 3 IES-53. Total losses C. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 (c) 3.6%. SC Test 2. A transformer has a percentage resistance of 2% and percentage reactance of 4%. For affecting simplification.2% (d) 4. OC Test 1. the parallel magnetising branch. Copper loss Codes: A B C D A B C D (a) 3 4 1 2 (b) 2 1 4 3 (c) 3 1 4 2 (d) 2 4 1 3 IES-55. respectively? [IES-2008] (a) 4% and –0.iesacademy. Iron loss D. Jia Sarai. OC test 4. 9810958290 . losses are absent in ideal transformers. Sumpner's Test 3. 1st Floor. consisting of RC and X Q is shifted to the left of the primary leakage impedance ( r1 + j x1 )′. Short circuit test 3.2% and –1.Transformer India’s No. (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A (c) A is true but R is false (d) A is false but R is true IES-54.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.8% and –0. The exact equivalent circuit of a two-winding transformer is given in the figure given below.6% (c) 1. Moreover.8 leading. respectively (d) 4. in the neglect of: www. Load Test 4. Consider the following tests: [IES-2009] 1.8% and 1. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. Assertion (A): Both the efficiency and regulation of a 3-winding ideal [IES-2008] transformer are: 100%.2% and –3. Load test 2. Reason (R): The flux leakage and the magnetic reluctance of the magnetic core in an ideal transformer are zero. Copper loss and iron loss B.com [IES-2005] Page-45 25. What are its regulations at power factor 0.2%. Near IIT.8% (b) 3. Match List-I (Test) with List-II (Quantities) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: [IES-2005] List-I List-II A.6% IES-52.8 lagging and 0.

Sludge formation in transformer oil is due to which one of the following? (a) Ingress of duct particles and moisture in the oil [IES-2008] (b) Appearance of small fragments of paper. Power transformer 2. Short circuit test is performed to find core losses only. Consider the following statements regarding transformers: [IES-2007] 1. 230V/230 V A.Transformer India’s No. Near IIT.com ratio) and select the [IES-2002] C 1 3 D 3 1 Page-46 25. Auto transformer 3. Which of the statements given above are correct′? (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 (d) 1. Match List I (Transformer) with List II (Voltage correct answer: List-I List–II 1. 400V/100V C. 2 and 3 IES-57. 1st Floor. 9810958290 . Isolation transformer 4. varnish. cotton and other organic materials in the oil (c) Chemical reaction of transformer oil with the insulating materials (d) Oxidation of transformer oil IES-58. Welding transformer D.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. The function of the magnetizing component of no load current is to sustain the alternating flux in the core. 220V/240 V B. Jia Sarai. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. 1 IES Academy (a) (b) (c) (d) Chapter-1 Voltage-drop in the primary impedance due to the secondary current Voltage-drop in the primary impedance due to the exciting current Voltage-drop in the secondary impedance due to the exciting current Reduction in values of RC and X Q of the exciting circuit Other Questions IES-56. 3.iesacademy. The function of the breather in transformer is to arrest flow of moisture when outside air enters the transformer. 2. 132kV/11kV Codes: A B C D A B (a) 4 2 3 1 (b) 4 2 (c) 2 4 1 3 (d) 2 4 www.

5 = = 87. Ans. Ans... 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 Answers with Explanation (Objective) Previous Year GATE Answer GATE-1. (b) x = www.8+wcu +wi 0.696 8..(ii) From..Transformer India’s No.96wi = 6.8 (KVA)0..8% MVA ×0.51 E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.12 GATE-4.com Page-47 25. 9810958290 . wi = 4..055 MVA 0.iesacademy.0694 GATE-2.5 +0.51.63 From equation (ii) 0. Ans.com 4..5(KVA)+0.5 0.. 1st Floor. Jia Sarai.(i) .. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. f .5(KVA) 0.. (d) Efficiency = η = x × MVA × p. Ans.5 +0. f .12 = 0.01389 MVA +0.0555 MVA At half load η= MVA×0. Near IIT...η = 95% = 96% = (KVA)0.equation (i) wcu + wi = 12.. + WCu × x 2 + Wi Where x = % of loading of the transformer WCu = Cu losses at fL condition Wi = iron loss of transformer WCu =1 Wi where (ηmax ) → then x = ∴ WCu = Wi ∴ 90% = ∴ MVA×1×1 MVA+2Wi Wi = 0..25wcu +wi . (c) Efficiency. x × MVA × p.25 wcu + 0. (b) x = Wi WCu Wi = Iron loss of transformer WCu = Cu loss of transformer GATE-3.25 From above two equations wcu = 8.

Ans.ve sign is taken to consider coil current direction I3 .24 V dt Then E 2 = − 0.e.Transformer India’s No. Ans. Near IIT.I3 refered to primary side i. (d) E2 = E1 E N 4 = 200 V and 1 = 1 = 2 E3 N 3 1 ⇒ E 3 = 100 V I2 = E 2 200 = = 20A R 10 I3 = 100 -100 = = j 40 ⎡⎣∵ j2 = -1⎤⎦ -jx c j2. Ans.696 × 300 = 96.12 + 4.696 × 300 + 4.48 V GATE-8.e. then E1 = E 2 = 0 During 2 < t < 2.5 Now. 1 IES Academy ηmax = Chapter-1 0.com dl 400 800 ⎡ 10 ⎤ × 10 − 3 × ⎢ = = M ×(slope of I vs t ch) = volts ⎥ π π × − dt ⎣ 5 10 3 ⎦ E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.24 V During 1 < t < 2 dφ /dt = 0. 9810958290 .12 V dt E1 and E 2 are in oppsition E1 = − E 2 = 2E1 =0. Jia Sarai. I 2 refered to primary side i. (d) V = M www. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. (d) E1 N1 4 = = E2 N2 2 GATE-6. 1st Floor. Hence.5 dφ E1 = − = 0. Ans. (a) Induced emf in secondary = -N 2 djφ dt During − 0 < t < 1 dφ = −0. I1 '' I1' N 2 2 = = I2 N1 4 ∴ ⇒ I1' = 20 = 10A 2 I1' = 10A Now. I1 = I1 '+ I1 '' = 10 − j 10 A GATE-7. I1'' N I1'' 1 = 3= ( -I3 ) N1 4 ⇒ I1 '' = -j10A .2% 0.12 GATE-5.iesacademy.com Page-48 25.

Transformer India’s No. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. Ans. Ans. GATE-15.winding is opposite to that in phase ‘c’.iesacademy. (d) I 2 = 50×103 = 217. 9810958290 . Ans. Ans.50 V2 N 2 415 The voltage inducing in phase ‘a’ of Y. Ans.5 − Vp 26. Near IIT.5 = 0 volt GATE-11. (d) V = L Chapter-1 dl ⎛ 400 ⎞ dl = ⎜ ⎟ dt ⎝ π ⎠ dt dl is Ma ∝m → 5 m sec dt 4ω 10 ⎡ 800 ⎤ V= × V π 5 ⎢⎣ π ⎥⎦ if i(t) = 10 sin (100 πt) 400 d × i(t) π dt 400 V= ×π×10cos (100 πt) π V = 400 cos (100 πt) V= Vm = 400V GATE-10.com Page-49 25. (d) When the switch S1 is open and S2 is closed then V1 N1 11000 = = = 26. (b) GATE-13. (b) Y connection consist 3rd harmonics in line current due to hysteresis A saturation. Ans. (b) GATE-12.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo.42 KVA www. 1st Floor. therefore Vac = Vp 26.4)=767. GATE-14. Ans.4 A 230 These KVA rating of auto transformer = V0 I 2 = (3530) (217. Jia Sarai. (a) It will be open delta connection and O/P will be sinusoidal at fundamental frequency. 1 IES Academy GATE-9.

(d) Copper loss = (1/2)2 × 6400 = 1600 W www. 1st Floor. 9810958290 . Ans. (d) GATE-21.5W ⎝ 220 ⎠ IES-2. Ans. Ans.631 GATE-17. Ans. (d) KVA Rating = 25 × 400 = 1000 × 10 = 10000 KVA GATE-19.com Page-50 25. Near IIT. 1 IES Academy Chapter-1 0. (c) η 2wdg = ∴ w Cu For auto transformer. (d) NBA (proportional to A… cross section) when cross section 1 becomes half.u leakage impedance α ∴ GATE-25.07 j Base impedance referred to primary Z = Z(p. (b) p.276% 150 + 2. Ans. Ans. Ans. New Delhi-16 Ph: 011-26537570. (d) p.07 j ) (3630 Ω) = (72. (b) Pe ∞V 2 ⎛ 330 ⎞ ⇒ Pe ( at 330V ) = ⎜ ⎟ × 50 =112.u) ×ZBase = (0. Ans.com E-mail: iesacademy@yahoo. Ans.Transformer India’s No. (b) IES-3.u impedance = 0. Jia Sarai.iesacademy.02 + 0. Ans. Ans.02 + 0.95 = 50 ×1× 1 50+w Cu +w i + w i = 2. Ans. inductance becomes half. (d) GATE-23. (c) Previous Year IES Answer 2 IES-1. (a) GATE-18.631 GATE-16. Ans.1)Ω GATE-20. (c) Inductance = 1 KVA 500KVA × 0.6 + j 254. η = 150 = 98. GATE-22.05 = 250KVA × X GATE-24.