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Magnetic Components 101: Transformers, Inductors, and Chokes

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Magnetic components are passive elements that rely on an internal magnetic field to alter electrical current. They play a critical role in many electronic devices, equipment, and systems. Some of the industries that often make use of them include: Appliances: Magnetic components play critical roles in both common household and advanced industrial appliances (ranging from […]

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How Do Common Mode Chokes Work?

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A common mode choke is an electromagnetic component that blocks high frequencies by passing direct currents (DC) and alternating currents (AC) through an electrical circuit. The choke gets its name because it blocks or “chokes” high-frequency signals while low-frequency signals pass through. This blog will cover the various aspects of common mode chokes and address […]

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The Role of Forward Converters

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Forward converters—also referred to as forward-converter transformers or transformers for forward-mode topology—are used in DC-DC conversion applications to provide voltage transformation and circuit isolation. They increase or decrease the voltage levels of DC input, depending on the duty cycle and number of windings. Compared to alternative topologies, they offer greater design simplicity, multiple isolated output […]

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Top Automation Processes Used in the Automotive Industry Today

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Many industries have adopted automated technologies, such as AI or machine learning. While much of this technology is still in its early stages, it is already doing impressive work—automation in the automotive industry, for example, has led to a steep increase in productivity, even in complex tasks. Here, we’ll discuss four high-tech automation processes utilized […]

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Exploring Balun Transformers

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In the world of electronics, it’s common to hear about two varieties of lines—balanced and unbalanced. Balanced lines have two conductors, which feature equal currents running in opposite directions. An example of balanced lines is twisted pair cables. On the other hand, unbalanced lines feature just one conductor and a ground, like a coaxial cable. […]

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Understanding Power Transformers

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Transformers convert an AC system’s electrical power at one current or voltage into electrical power at a different current or voltage without using rotating parts. power transformers provide this critical function as components of electrical and electronic circuits. Besides the common application of stepping voltages up or down, these magnetic components can also be used […]

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The Latest in Phase Shift Full Bridge Topology

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If you are looking to build a higher efficiency converter for applications such as AC-to-DC power supplies, battery chargers, or renewable energy, we recommend Phase Shift Full Bridge (PSFB) topology as a solution to explore. Here we provide an overview of the topology – how full bridge converter hardware is arranged, including its nodes and […]

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Maximizing Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Power Efficiency

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MPS Industries, Inc. was proud to participate in this year’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo. Undoubtedly the largest H/EV trade show in North America, the expo brought together over 8,000 automotive engineers and executives and more than 600 leading suppliers from across the industry and around the globe. The event provided a great opportunity […]

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The Manufacturing Buzz on Earth Day Initiatives

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Earth Day has emerged as a buzzword for the manufacturing industry. The industry at large is becoming a proud participant in a global sustainability initiative. Local businesses sponsor community drives, and if/when capable, worldwide efforts to exhibit green commitments and spread the word. The true essence of Earth Day is not in one-off measures or […]

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Spotlight on Women in Manufacturing

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We support gender diversity and inclusion at MPS Industries. As a leader in manufacturing magnetic components for industries ranging from automotive to military, we recognize the importance of setting a positive example for other organizations. We encourage strategies designed to lessen the gender gap. Women only make up 1/3 of U.S. manufacturing jobs. Today, the […]

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