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Old 07-19-2016, 03:27 AM
bistander bistander is offline
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Thanks psiphi, but not really the answers I was after. Of course, since they aren't 100% efficient, transformers are inherently inefficient and counterproductive, as you say. But they are arguably the most efficient electric machines we have. Even small commercial ones are 95 to 98% and large power and distribution transformers are 98 to 99% efficient. Efficiency and counterproductivity isn't as bad as you make it sound. However, because transformers are used in almost every electrical system on the planet, even a fraction of a percentage point efficiency improvement could represent vast energy savings.

Still wondering what huge error in concept and theory with Faraday's method you refer to.

So I'm not ready to jump aboard, but good luck.

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