In transformer design, there is an equation most of us are familiar with. This equation is known as the “transformer design equation”. This equation is applicable for inputs that are of most any voltage. The usual voltage forms are sinusoids as seen in lower frequency silicon steel type transformers such as UL Class 2 recognized…

### Switched Mode Power Supplies

A switched mode power supply (SMPS) is a more modern and efficient take on the older power supplies known as linear supplies. LINEAR SUPPLIES Linear supplies would often take in line voltage, transform this via a low frequency silicon steel core transformer to a lower voltage. Then through rectification using diodes, and filtering using capacitors,…