The transformer is an essential component of modern electric power systems. It converts electricity with a low current and a high voltage into electricity with a high current and a low voltage (or vice versa) with almost no loss of energy. This paper reviews the history of the development of the transformer from Faraday's experiments in 1831 to the modern-day oil-cooled version. A brief forecast is made of its future development.
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- Journal Name: Scientific American; (USA); Journal Volume: 258:1
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- 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; TRANSFORMERS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; CONVERSION; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; OPERATION; PERFORMANCE; POWER TRANSMISSION; CURRENTS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT 240201* -- Power System Networks, Transmission & Distribution-- AC Systems-- (1990-)
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