What are the long term effects of operating a transformer in Saturation mode? Let's say my transformer can deliver 1VA of power while operating in saturation mode and i consume around 0.6-0.7 VA. Would a long term use (>3 years) of transformer in saturation mode can potentially damage the transformer (it's core or any other part?) when we are operating a const 70% of it's total capacity?
If yes, how can i alter the design (increase it's power capacity?) so that my transformer does not breakdown in long term usage while in saturation mode.
i understand operating in saturation mode can potentially distort sine wave, but it does not matter to my application. i have searched this form but could not find an answer.