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## Why do transformers have high efficiency?

Electrical transformer is a static device which transfers the power from one circuit to other through electromagnetic induction. … **Losses in the transformer are very less compared to any other rotating machine**, hence efficiency of transformers will be very high.

## Which has more efficiency transformer or motor?

**Transformer** efficiency is generally greater than 95%, while that of the motors its ~70%.

## Why efficiency of transformer is less than 100?

Efficiency of transformers

In practice, real transformers are less than 100% efficient. First, **there are resistive losses in the coils** (losing power I^{2}. … For a given material, the resistance of the coils can be reduced by making their cross section large. The resistivity can also be made low by using high purity copper.

## Why is a transformer not 100 percent efficient?

While we say that **transformers are very efficient**, we know that they aren’t 100% efficient. There are two main ways that transformers lose power: core losses and copper losses. Core losses are the eddy current losses and hysteresis losses of the core. … Copper losses may be measured using the short-circuit test.

## When the efficiency of transformer is high?

As transformer operates on the magnetizing phenomenon and it has no rotating parts, its efficiency is very high. It usually **stays above 95%** but as the power flow across a transformer is very high even small changes in terms of efficiency percentage gives significant energy savings.

## Why losses in induction motor is more than that of transformer?

However, there are differences: (i) The induction motor has an air gap, but the transformer has a core. Therefore, **the magnetizing current in an induction motor is much larger** than that of the transformer. … Therefore, the leakage reactances of stator and rotor windings quite large compared to that of a transformer.

## Why are high voltages more efficient?

The primary reason that power is **transmitted at high voltages** is to increase efficiency. As electricity is transmitted over long distances, there are inherent energy losses along the way. … The higher the voltage, the lower the current. The lower the current, the lower the resistance losses in the conductors.

## How can we increase the efficiency of transformer in physics?

1. **The heating effect of current in a coil**. Use thick copper wires of low resistance. Use coolant to decrease the temperature of the transformer.