View Feed
group-icon
Coffee Room
Discuss anything here - everything that you wish to discuss with fellow engineers.
12889 Members
Join this group to post and comment.
Bhargavteja
Bhargavteja • Mar 14, 2017

Current Transformer Output

Hi all,
Basically i was from electronics domain but i was doing a project now where i was using a current transformer to step-down the ac currents in the circuit for measurement. The input to the CT is 1A rms current with a power factor 1. Output of the CT will be shown in the image (The Yellow one was the current waveform). The CT which i used was of CT1052(Turns ratio : 2500:1) of Electrohms make. The burden which i used was 56e. I was getting distorted output waveform(even if i changed burden vaues) can anyone please help me with this.
The recommended secondary burden for this model is 90 ohms resistive. 56 ohms may be over loading.
Bhargavteja
Bhargavteja • Mar 14, 2017
A.V.Ramani
The recommended secondary burden for this model is 90 ohms resistive. 56 ohms may be over loading.
Hi sir,
Thanks for your reply. As burden increases, the resistance will saturate the CT(I just read it somewhere). Will the usage of lower burden also impacts the performance of a CT ?
The distortion in the waveforms with changes in the secondary burden of the CT are described in this paper:
Bhargavteja
Bhargavteja • Mar 16, 2017
Thanks for the reply....
I used a burden of 200 ohms and i got the following waveforms from the CT output when i had a primary current of 1A rms(power factor = 1). The waveform looks to be fine but appears to be having distortions. Is the waveforms from CT will look like that ?
I doubt that there will be any distortion in output wave form. Both input and output wave forms should match. Is it possible that there is some high frequency noise either in the circuit or nearby, which is picked up by the scope leads?

Share this content on your social channels -