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#64: Powdered Iron Core Inductor Tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqgh-4OKzpw

#65: Understanding Toroid Cores: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh7_XuHqbRI

#66: Toroidal Core Winding Results: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDSs2ZfAKCQ&t=287s




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Toroidal inductors and transformers:
Toroidal inductors and transformers are inductors and transformers which use magnetic cores with a toroidal (ring or donut) shape. They are passive electronic components, consisting of a circular ring or donut shaped magnetic core of ferromagnetic material such as laminated iron, iron powder, or ferrite, around which wire is wound.

Although closed-core inductors and transformers often used cores with a square shape in the past, the use of toroidal-shaped cores has significantly increased because of their superior electrical performance. The advantage of the toroidal shape is that, due to its symmetry, the amount of magnetic flux that escapes outside the core (leakage flux) is low, therefore it is more efficient and thus radiates less electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Toroidal inductors and transformers are used in a wide range of electronic circuits: power supplies, inverters, and amplifiers, which in turn are used in the vast majority of electrical equipment: TVs, radios, computers, and audio systems.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toroidal_inductors_and_transformers

Ferrite is a ceramic material made by mixing and firing large proportions of iron oxide blended with small proportions of one or more additional metallic elements, such as strontium, barium, manganese, nickel, and zinc. They are ferrimagnetic, meaning they can be magnetized or attracted to a magnet.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrite_(magnet)

Gauss (G) or Tesla (T):
The gauss, symbol G (sometimes Gs), is a unit of measurement of magnetic induction, also known as magnetic flux density. The unit is part of the Gaussian system of units, which inherited it from the older CGS-EMU system. It was named after the German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1936. One gauss is defined as one maxwell per square centimetre.

As the cgs system has been superseded by the International System of Units (SI), the use of the gauss has been deprecated by the standards bodies, but is still regularly used in various subfields of science. The SI unit for magnetic flux density is the tesla (symbol T),[1] which corresponds to 10,000gauss.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauss_(unit)

Glenn Lyons VK4PK
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