Comparison between Core-type Transformer and Shell-type Transformer
Core-type Transformer
Shell-type Transformer
1 The windings surround the core and are placed on the side limbs.
3 Requires more copper material. Requires less copper material.
4 Two limbs exist. Three limbs exist.
5 Requires more insulation. Requires less insulation.
6 Equal distribution of flux on the limbs. Unequal distribution of flux in the limbs.
7 Two magnetic circuits are formed by the windings. One magnetic circuit is formed by the windings.
8 More loss exists in terms of leakage flux. Less loss exists in the system.
9 High output can be achieved. Less output can be achieved.
10 Easy to maintain. Difficult to maintain.
11 Natural cooling is possible. The cooling mechanism exists..
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Vinodh Reddy is a Mechanical Engineer and Editor-in-chief of ME Mechanical. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also blogs at EduGeneral. He is interested in the farming field.

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