ATL Transformers Academy
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Definitions of ATL screens
Safety isolating earth screen
A metallic material (typically copper foil) between the primary and secondary windings offering isolation to ground between the two windings sometimes referred to as: Separation of dangerous active components by use of a conductive shield, which is located between the two parts and is connected to an external earth terminal.
A static screen is used to attenuate line disturbances and voltage peaks in high frequency conditions (EMC-transformer). The static screen has a green/yellow terminal. To control operativeness, the screen can be equipped with a terminal at the beginning and a terminal at the end. One terminals is cut off after the test. A better attenuation can be achieved by installing two static screens. One screen is connected to the protection conductor and has a green/yellow terminal. The second screen has a secondary potential and a black connection.
The magnetic screen lowers the outer magnetic stray field of the transformer. The screening is implemented by an encasement with highly permeable material. The material, e.g. mu-metal, can be built as a housing around the transformer or installed as a metal sheet. Magnetic screening usually doesn’t have a terminal.
Both ways of screening raise the dimensions of the transformer or lower the power at the same size.
Further terms to this topic:
EMC-transformer, mu-metal, mu-metal pot, voltage disturbances, EMC-screen, special screen, capacitive screening, grid-to-plate capacity, permeability