Q.: Resonant Transformers

From: O. Sharp <ohh_at_drizzle.com>
Date: Sat Nov 13 21:54:48 2004

Okay, I admit it: There are many, many things I don't know. :) And one
of those things came up in a conversation today, and sheer curiosity leads
me to ask:

What, exactly, is a resonant transformer?

The subject came up here about a month or so back - I think it was in
reference to a DEC PDP-8/E power supply, but that could be a mistake -
and a look through Google seemed to only bring me sites about Tesla
coils, which was interesting but didn't really shed light on the subject.
So I'm still curious. :) What does a resonant transformer do that a
conventional one does not? Does it have usefulness outside of Tesla
coils? What would it be doing in an 8/E (or whatever machine it was that
was being discussed at the time)?

Any enlightenment appreciated. :)

Received on Sat Nov 13 2004 - 21:54:48 GMT

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