Can anyone explain to me why the maximum flux in a transformer is attained when off load?
What happens to the flux when on load? Are the flux from the secondary load current and primary load current just leaking out into space? Or are the magnetic particles somehow being canceled or destroyed? Does anyone have an answer instead of just pointing at conditional math equations that don't explain anything?
Another user claimed the load current flux somehow cancels the primary current flux, but this is inadequate as "canceling" doesn't explain what's happening. Two opposing fluxes should both contribute to a lowered permeability of material. If they don't, then why is this? One would have to conclude that the particles or virtual particles (whatever a magnetic field consists of) are literally being transformed/destroyed/significantly altered or something drastic.
The simplest conclusion is that the vast majority of flux generated while a transformer is loaded should be leaking out into space around the core. But I haven't heard anyone say this. I've certainly never run the experiment myself. Does anyone know if the magnetic field around the outside of a core goes sky high when you put it on load?