The no-load current of a transformer consists of two components:
- The Magnetization Current iM is the current required to produce the flux in the transformer core.
- The Core-loss Current ih+e is the current required to make up for hysteresis and eddy current losses.
This is what my book says for the no-load current in a real transformer. To me it sounded silly that the magnetization current, which is a part of the overall no-load current, is solely responsible for the entire flux generated in the core.
How is it that not the overall but a part of the no-load current is responsible for all the flux that is in the core?