Glossary Definition for Autotransformer

Glossary Term: Autotransformer 


An autotransformer is a transformer that uses a common winding for both the primary and secondary windings. Essentially an inductor with a center-tap, an autotransformer is often used in power-supply boost-converter applications to achieve a higher output voltage, while limiting the peak flyback voltage seen by the power switch.

transformer, flyback, boost-converter

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