7.1.40 LSBX - Inductance With Ext Bias (Series Circuit)
||1mV to 5V
||20Hz to 3MHz
||0.2% @ Q>10
This test requires the use of one or more Voltech DC1000 Precision DC Bias Current Sources. Contact your Voltech sales office for details.
The inductance of a transformer winding while an external bias current is flowing through it may be tested using series or parallel equivalent circuit models. Initially the DC bias current is set up and allowed to stabilize. An AC voltage is applied across the selected winding; the voltage across and current through the winding is then measured using harmonic analysis. The measured voltage is divided by the current to obtain a complex impedance and the inductance is calculated.