Here Comes The Electric Transformer Revolution

Electric Transformer Revolution

An African inventor and author of a science fiction novel titled 27th Century Fiasco has invented a new class of electric transformers which are aptly named ‘Non Solenoid Electric Transformers’.
Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry invented electromagnetic induction coil in the 1830s. This discovery led to the design of the simple types of electric transformers. But it was not until the 1870s before alternating current transformers became available.
Conventional electric transformers were invented in the 19th century after the invention of the induction coil which comprises of windings of conducting wires around a solid core. This class of induction coil transformers has been used for more than 150 years till date.
Copper has been the main metal used in windings because of its high electrical conductivity, anti-corrosive properties malleability and durability. It can also be employed as a form of foil in certain types of transformers in which foils of other metals can be used alternatively.
The core of most of these induction coil transformers is made of solid or toroidal laminated iron, steel, ferrite or silicon steel. Sometimes the core is left open for air to server as the substance at the center of the generated magnetic flux.
To generate power at the output terminals of the secondary winding, a varying electric current is passed through the input terminals of the primary winding or solenoid. This current produces an electromagnetic flux in the core which in turn induces a varying electric current in the secondary winding.
All conventional transformers function only when alternating current is passed through their input terminals but do not function with direct current unless a vibrating electric contact is included in the input circuitry.
This has made transformers a cornerstone of AC power transmission and distribution worldwide.
AC transformer can function as step-up or step-down transformers in order to increase or decrease the power input at the output terminals respectively. The device’s efficiency is reduced by energy losses such as winding joule losses, eddy current losses, hysteresis losses, transformer hum and mechanical vibration as well as other factors.
The transformer may occur as single phase, shell type or three-phase depending on the type of winding and core arrangement. Large transformers contain mineral oil and special conventional vent for cooling.
Transformers have many classification parameters but can simply be grouped as autotransformer, capacitor voltage transformer, polyphase transformer and distribution or power transformer. They are mainly used to increase voltage output in generators to transmission levels as well as reducing voltage at the consumer end where low voltage electricity is supplied to industrial or residential areas.
A non Solenoid Electric Transformer (NOSET) as the name implies does not function on the electromagnetic induction coil principle. It is made from a mixture of doped ferromagnetic materials which range from semi-conductors to conductors.
The simplest device is a cylindrical insulator casing into which the powdery mixture is contained. A pair of high voltage input terminals are fixed to the edges of the container while output terminals are tapped from any point within the body of the cylinder.
NOSET device functions as a step-down transformer only but has the advantage of function with direct or alternating current input. It is also light weight, easy to assemble and construct.
It is envisage that NOSET devices will serve as a more light weight user friendly alternative to conventional electric transformers in most modern electrical appliances.
The inventor has made details of this new class of transformers available at to allow electrical engineers, DIY enthusiasts, scientists and hobbyists to develop and improve the NOSET devices on a level playing field.
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