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1. Acknowledgements
2. Certificate
3. Introduction

4. Principal

5. Step Down Transformer

6. Construction

7. Theory

8. Energy Losses In Transformer

9. Bibliography

I sincerely extend my deepest gratitude to our

principal Dr. Nidhi Maheshwari for providing us with
all the facilities and kind moral support for carrying

out this project work.

I take this opportunity to give my special thanks to our

esteemed physics teacher Mr. J.P.Jain for his inevitable

help. It is much because of his guidance that

endeavors to accomplish this project material.

This is to certify that Hardik Seth of class XII has

completed his physics project entitled "Transformer & its


I appreciate his effort and wish him for his bright future.

Submitted to:

Mr. J.P. Jain


M.D.S. Public School, Udaipur (Raj.)


The transformer is a device used for converting a low

alternating voltage to a high alternating voltage or a high

alternating voltage into a low alternating voltage.


It is based on the principle of mutual induction that is if a varying current

is set-up in a circuit induced e.m.f. is produced in the neighboring circuit.
The varying current in a circuit produce varying magnetic flux which
induces e.m.f. in the neighboring circuit.
Step Down Transformer

In our project step-down transformer is used: This transformer

converts high voltage at alternating current into low voltage

alternating current. In step-down transformer the number of turns

in primary coil remains large as compare to secondary coil.


The transformer consists of two coils. They are insulated with each

other by insulated material and wound on a common core. For

operation at low frequency, we may have a soft iron. The soft iron

core is insulating by joining thin iron strips coated with varnish to

insulate them to reduce energy losses by eddy currents. The input

circuit is called primary. And the output circuit is called secondary.

Suppose, the number of turns in the primary coil is NP and
that in the secondary coil is NS.
The resistance of the coil is assumed to be zero. Let
be the rate of change of flux in each turn of the primary

If Ep be the e.m.f. in the primary circuit then.

EP = –NP (1)

We suppose that there is no loss of flux between the

primary and secondary coils.

Then, the induced e.m.f. in the secondary coil will be:

ES = –NS (2)
From equations (i) and (ii), we find:

Ns/Np = K is called transformer ratio or turn ratio.

For step up transformer K > 1

For step down transformer K < 1

That is for step-up transformer NS > NP, therefore ES>EP.

For the step down transformer NS < NP therefore ES < EP.

Efficiency: The efficiency of the transformer is given by:

If Ip and Is be the currents in the primary and secondary

For ideal transformer = 1 = 100%.

Therefore ESIS = EPIP


Therefore, for step up, transformer current in the

secondary is less than in the primary (IS < IP). And in a step

down transformer we have IS > IP.

Energy Losses in Transformer

In practice, the output energy of a transformer is

always less than the input energy, because energy losses occur

due to a number of reasons as explained below.

1. Loss of Magnetic Flux: The coupling between the coils

is seldom perfect. So, whole of the magnetic flux produced by

the primary coil is not linked up with the secondary coil.

2. Iron Loss: In actual iron cores inspite of lamination,

Eddy currents are produced. The magnitude of eddy current

may, however be small. And a part of energy is lost as the heat

produced in the iron core.

3. Copper Loss: In practice, the coils of the transformer

possess resistance. So a part of the energy is lost due to the

heat produced in the resistance of the coil.

4. Hysteresis Loss: The alternating current in the coil tapes

the iron core through complete cycle of magnetization. So

Energy is lost due to hysteresis.

5. Magneto restriction: The alternating current in the

Transformer may be set its parts in to vibrations and sound

may be produced. It is called humming. Thus, a part of energy

may be lost due to humming.