Definition: Transformer

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Transformer

An electromagnetic device that changes the voltage of alternating current electricity.[1]

Wikipedia Definition

Reegle Definition

A transformer consists of a primary- and secondary coil, coupled by a magnetic field. The primary coil induces the voltage in the secondary coil. The voltage transformation depends on the number of windings.



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References
  1. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/site_administration/glossary.html#T