from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An electrical transformer in which the primary and secondary coils have some or all windings in common.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a transformer with a single winding, output being taken from taps
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A transformer in which part of the primary winding is used as a secondary winding, or vice versa; -- called also a compensator or balancing coil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, a transformer, in which a part of the primary coil is used as secondary coil, or inversely.
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In partial fig. 1 the incandescent lamps will blow due to inter-turn-short-circuit in the autotransformer.
The danger caused for equipment and persons in case of a defect at the autotransformer is illustrated by fig. 1.27.
Consequences of wrongly employing an autotransformer in generation of low protective voltage
Transformers single-phase transformer with iron core (if errors cannot be made, the core need not be drawn) single-phase transformer with iron-core and 3 windings (core not represented) three-phase transformer in star-star connection (core not represented) three-phase transformer, star-delta connection three-phase autotransformer in star connection