According to this link, the equivelent circuit diagram of a transformer (seen from the secondary side) looks like:

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Now, I want to find the values of the following constants:


So, my idea was to set \$V_p=10\sin(2\pi ft)\$ and \$n=N_p/N_s=1\$. Now I vary the input frequency and I measure a RMS current trough the load resistor that I put in series with \$X_s\$ (at the output). If I do that for six different input frequencies I can solve for the six constants in \$(1)\$.

Can I use that method of finding all the constants that I described in \$(1)\$?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Just FYI, number of measurements != number of parameters that you can estimate. \$\endgroup\$ – loudnoises Apr 24 '18 at 13:01

The core losses Rc are quite strongly frequency dependent and level dependent, so varying the frequency will lead to mis-modelling of all the lossy R terms. I would expect the system of 6 equation to be quite ill-conditioned, so very sensitive to small reading errors.

Normally, we estimate Rp and Rs from DC measurements. We estimate Lp from an open circuit measurement and Lm from a short circuit measurement, as described in the rest of the paper you've linked.


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