Questions tagged [ferrite]

Anything related to the properties and applications of ferrites. Ferrites are ferrimagnetic compounds widely used in the manufacturing of electrical devices exploiting magnetic fields like inductors and transformers.

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Calculating inductance of inductor that has ferrite core and a large air gap

I'm working on a coil on a PCB that will have a small ferrite core place in the center, with a large gap. I'm trying to come up with a decent equation to estimate the inductance of this inductor. I'...
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Comparing transformer set ups

Is it practical to connect the output of a ferrite-core 1:40 transformer in series with the input of a 1:6 ferrite-core transformer as a means of acquiring 240 V?What would the pitfalls be of this ...
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Is there a color standard for painted toroidal magnetic cores?

Is there a color standard for painted toroidal magnetic cores ? I noticed that yellow-white usually means a powdered iron core with a relative permeability of around 100 at frequencies below 10kHz. ...
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Permeability Discrepancy of an Inductor

Background: I bought a material 77 ferrite rod for a homemade inductor. The core was 0.5" in diameter and 7.5" long with a claimed initial permeability of 2000. When I recieved it, I tested it out ...
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What can I use to increase efficiency of inductive wireless energy transfer instead of factory manufactured ferrite plates?

The Context I am a hobbyist with no education in electrical engineering. I am working on a DIY project trying to make water resistant rechargeable bicycle lights. I am doing this as a hobby for fun ...
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Is ferrite correct material to use for a DC current sensing application

I am trying to build a non-invasive current sensor using a hall effect sensor and ferrite core. I am using a hall effect sensor sandwiched between 2 halves of a ferrite core like this: ferrite core -...
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Equivalent model of my (real) transformer

I have created a transformer using a small cylinder (a tube) made of ferrite. The primary coil has \$N_{1}=5\$ turns of coil wire, while the secondary \$N_{2}=50\$ turns. According to a recent ...
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ferrite core code

I have a broken ferrite core with about 3.2mm air gap (I am not sure about it). I attached that core's picture the code is: Kaschke 4 . 14 871 . 10 01/07 How can I find the ...
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Finding saturation field of ferrite core from manufacturer specs

I want to wind my own ferrite core inductors for some power conversion. However, I am having trouble finding out when the cores will saturate from manufacturer's data. For example, this material ...
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Why Ferrites are used as a cores for inductors

Why specifically we use the ferrites as a core for the inductors? For example a NiZn toroid as a core for an inductor?
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transformer to work in sinePWM waveform

How to design a transformer working with PWM waveform with the following data: fundamental frequency:50Hz, PWM switching frequency 10kHz. The transformer secondary should also be a PWM output, just ...
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How to reduce the frequency of ferrite core transformer? [closed]

I am trying to do a inverter using ferrite core transformer, but the problem is the frequency output from the ferrite core transformer, If I am using that, I will be getting 230V AC but the frequency ...
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Is this symbol another version of a ferrite bead symbol?

I saw this symbol in the schematic of the ADPD2140z eval board. From what Ive seen online, ferrite bead symbols are usually slanted rectangles with right angled corners. This is slightly different, ...
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Ferrite ring vs ferrite choke interchangeable?

I am assembling a Gimbal controller that needs "Ferrite rings". Can I use Ferrite clamps instead? Do they do the same thing? manual requirement: What I want to buy:
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Ferrite vs. iron powder toroid for buck converters?

I'm wondering about the difference between small (13 mm outer diameter) ferrite and the yellow white iron powder toroids. Will the ferrite toroids saturate at 5 A current? I'm planning on using ...
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What can be said about the dB attenuation for this ferrite bead from its impedance graph?

If I use this ferrite bead for a USB cable, what can be said about the noise attenuation for 1 MHz and 10 MHz. The plot only shows the impedance versus frequency, whereas I would like to see the ...
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Is this setup proper to observe the attenuation effect of a common mode choke?

I'm trying to prepare a setup to see the effect of this torodial ferrite ring.. Even though I still didn't understand what way to wind wires to obtain a common mode choke(I saw differnt ways of ...
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Which way of winding the toroid ferrite ring is correct?

Following my previous question I'm trying to prepare a test to see the effect of a torodial ferrite ring. The setup will be simply as below: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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Can I create a continous gap in iron powder cores?

The iron powder core material, as you may know, has a continuous air gap in its structure. However, do you think it is possible to add a continuous air gap (for example 1mm) to the iron powder cores? ...
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Ferrite N87 losses below 10 kHz

I use ferrite N87 cores (datasheet), and I would need losses in the frequency range 50 Hz to 10 kHz. The datasheet on page 5 specifies losses between 25 kHz and 600 kHz. I could try to interpolate ...
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Do ferrite beads need snubbing diodes?

Inductors, when applied as inline power filters, need a parallel snubbing diode so that when the load opens, the current can be safely discharged. In certain contexts, ferrite beads such as the Laird ...
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How similar are ferrite beads with same dimensions, only differing in material?

For a particular application I'm making use of the TX22/14/6.4-3C81 ferrite bead. The purpose is to reduce noise of the DC supply voltage, with the supply wire wrapped around the ferrite toroid. These ...
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Push-pull converter transformer calculation

every one, I am an automation engineer, not an electrical, but I have some knowledge about electricity (I hope). I am designing a power supply with input voltage of 3,1V and the output voltage of 175V ...
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What is this circular rod with wired wrapped 'coil' and ceramic capacitor?

Found this in a battery compartment, glued with white gum, however not connected to anything. It is a ferrite circular rod of 3cm, diameter 6mm and wrapped with some wire (12/13 windings) and ...
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How to determine approximate type of SMD Ferrite Chip

I am reverse-engineering a device so that I can develop my own, compatible device. There are a number of SMD Ferrite Chips (size 0603) inside. A quick look at Digikey shows that there are almost 600 ...
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Best way to isolate RF Coupling (2,4 GHz - 2,5 GHz)

I bought an ADF4350 PLL board from china. On the board there are 10 pins (programming and supply) which are connected to my BLE board (with an integrated antenna). Im observing following problem: ...
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Why do some computer power cables not have ferrite beads? What type is usually used?

Admittedly I'm clueless when it comes to electrical engineering. I felt compelled to add a ferrite bead/choke/clamp to my computer's power cord since it was missing one. Would it be helpful? What kind ...
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Selecting a stable operating point in a core loss vs temperature graph

Not a native english speaker so please bear with me. I want to build an Inductivity of 10uH for a sinewave current (50kHz, 0.5A RMS) and calculate the magnetic resistance . Magnetic Flux should stay ...
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Ferrite core through PCB, how to close? [closed]

While opening what is labelled as a "Badge Isolator" from a dishwasher, a Ferrite core broke. The core goes through the PCB, and is comprised of a U part and an I part. I am going to assume that the ...
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HV Pulse Blocking with Common Mode Choke

I need to apply a reset current to a magnetic core on the same circuit as a ~25kV 30ns long pulse. I know there are a number of ways to do this, but for simplicity sake I would like to protect my ...
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Can I overlap magnet wire when wrapping a toroid or must it progress linearly around the circumference?

I've been playing with inducing magnetic fields in a ferrite toroid with turns of magnet wire. Can you overlap, e.g. double back over the previous turns so I don't need a larger toroid?
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ATtiny85 and high frequency PWM for driving a ferrite transformer

Some background: I have an ATtiny85 running at 8 MHz under the Arduino IDE. I have been gifted a large ferrite transformer and some MOSFETs & drivers to drive it. However I am lacking a ...
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Inductors, Toroid or EE Core?

I'm designing a voltage mode PSU for learning purposes. I've noticed that powdered iron toroids are almost exclusively used in the construction of PFC inductors as well as in low voltage boost ...
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Encapsulating an inductor with epoxy and ferrite powder

Say I have some SMD inductors and I'm trying to limit their EMF from the rest of the board, can I simply potty it with epoxy mixed with ferrite powder (or perhaps iron filings), if I make sure the ...
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Ferrite bead for mobile headset

I have a mobile headset setup which could be summed up like this: phone→30cm cable→aluminum box→ 100cm cable → headset The aluminum box is 50x50x20mm and contains one potentiometer and 2x 3.5mm ...
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Characteristics of Ferrite cores

Why can't ferrite cores be used at lower frequencies like 50Hz? To my knowledge, they can only operate at high frequencies.
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How to find Steinmetz parameters from datasheet?

Given a certain core material I would like to know where and how I can extract the Steinmetz parameter from its datasheet. Hope someone can help me out. Thanks. datasheet: https://en.tdk.eu/inf/80/...
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Can I improve the high-frequencies absorption of a ferrite inductor with two opposite winding directions?

A choke if effective against common mode currents by having two windings in opposite direction around the same core. Currents common to both wires produce opposing magnetic fields and get cancelled. ...
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Difference between RF ferrite and normal ferrite

Why oscillation stops in a RF oscillator(over 100MHz) if I replace the air core Inductor with a normal ferrite core inductor ? But starts oscillating again if I rewind the inductor over a RF ferrite ...
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ferrite core replacements with passives

I am using a ferrite core to remove video noise in an NTSC video system. I am using the ferrite core on the video and video GND lines. I am merely winding the video and video GND lines on the ferrite ...
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A question about using ferrite chokes in a data-acquisition system

I'm planning to buy [this flat ferrite choke][1] for ribbon cable to suppress suspected EMI on a data acquisition's multiplexer. I have no experience on signal integrity. Bu the system setup is ...
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GSM interference on an wireless micrphone

I am getting GSM Buzz on a wireless micrphone system. The interference is coming from the Micrphone itself as it is transmitting it in the audio and is not being caused by direct RF interference with ...
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Simple AM radio - how to modify it so it can work without ferrite rod antenna?

I am a beginner in electronics and I'm currently the most interested in RF-related topics. I did build simple AM receiver usind good old TA7642 and, after adding small 9V amp, the radio broadcast can ...
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Ferromagnetic core with air gap

N=200 I=N*8A l=20cm=2*10^-1 d(delta)=1mm=10^-3 M=? M=(B/μ)-H How can I get the vector of magnetization? The relative permeability is not known. Everything I ...
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How to properly wind a high frequency / high voltage transformer?

Please, is there any practical tip / caveat I should be aware, when winding a high-frequency transformer? I'm used to wind 50/60Hz transformers and they do work ok, but now I'm trying to make a high ...
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Understanding Ferrite Chokes

I am looking to clean up the power supplied to a video transmitter on the UAV I am building. The video transmitter consumes about 200mA of current at 16V DC. The 16V line has noise from motors and ...
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Ferrite core inductor for antenna

I am going to build the inductor in the figure above. I have a ferrite core with a relative permeability of about 70. Based on ARRL formulas, I have plenty of core length to separate the two coils ...
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Chokes vs. small capacitors on signal cables

I know that many signal cables (usb camera to computer cables, etc.) have bulky ferrite chokes on them to prevent noise. Why do they all have ferrites instead of ceramic capacitors? Small ceramics ...
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Suggestions about proper usage of vk-200 choke

I have an old custom-built non-switching 5V power supply (usual 220V-12V transformer + bridge + 7805 regulator + various capacitors) that I'm using to power a HF upconverter and a HF LNA. I'm ...
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Adding a gap to a core for an inductor

I'm in the process of designing an inductor for a boost converter, and I'm having a hard time finding exactly what I need for this project. I have found a core size/shape that appears to work except I ...