from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An electrical transformer in which the primary and secondary coils have some or all windings in common.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In electricity, a transformer, in which a part of the primary coil is used as secondary coil, or inversely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Elec.) A transformer in which part of the primary winding is used as a secondary winding, or vice versa; -- called also a
compensatoror balancing coil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun a
transformerwith a single winding, output being taken from taps
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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