As global energy demand continues to rise, consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases. The Carbon Trust and its Footprint Label Scheme have been created to provide greater transparency and facilitate informed decisions. Electrical equipment efficiency is playing an increasingly crucial role in reducing energy consumption and environmental impact.
Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) have replaced transformers for many applications, such as PC power supplies and phone chargers. However, transformers are still the best way to reduce voltage and provide electrical isolation for connected equipment, especially in technologically advanced applications like medical equipment.
Outdated machine designs and thinking can be major obstacles to achieving energy efficiency goals. Laminated core EI transformers often need to catch up in efficiency, contributing to unnecessary energy wastage. A typical 1000 VA laminated core EI transformer has operational losses of approximately 66 W per hour of every year of its operating life. In contrast, REO toroidal transformers have losses of only 40 W, representing a reduction of almost 40%. Over five years, this could equate to 21kg of CO2 savings or the equivalent of a 128 km journey in a petrol car.
Toroidal transformers offer other advantages too; they can be encapsulated for IP protection up to IP54, have a quicker mounting time, and improved load regulation and leakage current levels. REO toroidal transformers are designed and manufactured according to EN ISO 9001 and can be provided as UL-recognised devices with or without NRTL marking. Each product is individually tested to ensure compliance and quality.
Today, energy efficiency is becoming ever more important and modern toroidal versions of transformers can help to reduce energy consumption and the associated environmental impact.
A leading UK transformer manufacturer, REO, has today highlighted the significant energy savings that can be achieved by switching to toroidal transformers. Their products are designed and manufactured according to EN ISO 9001 and can be provided as UL-recognised devices with or without NRTL marking. Each product is individually tested to ensure compliance and quality.
Commenting on the news, a spokesperson for REO said: “Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important factor for consumers, and modern toroidal versions of transformers can help to reduce energy consumption and the associated environmental impact. Our transformers are designed to outperform standard EI transformers, providing better load regulation, lower leakage current levels, and lower losses.”
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