# Explain the tests on a single phase transformer and develop an equivalent from the above tests.

Explain the tests on a single phase transformer and develop an equivalent from the above tests.

Therefore, if shunt branch reactance of transformer is Xm,

2. Short Circuit Test on Transformer:  The connection diagram for short circuit test on transformer is shown in the figure. A voltmeter, wattmeter, and an ammeter are connected in HV side of the transformer as shown. The voltage at rated frequency is applied to that HV side with the help of a variac of variable ratio auto transformer.  The LV side of the transformer is short circuited. Now with the help of variac applied voltage is slowly increased until the ammeter gives reading equal to the rated current of the HV side.  After reaching at rated current of HV side, all three instruments reading (Voltmeter, Ammeter and Watt-meter readings) are recorded. The ammeter reading gives the primary equivalent of full load current IL. As the voltage applied for full load current in short circuit test on transformer is quite small compared to the rated primary voltage of the transformer, the core losses in transformer can be taken as negligible here.

 Let’s say, voltmeter reading is Vsc. The input power during test is indicated by watt-meter reading. As the transformer is short circuited, there is no output; hence the input power here consists of copper losses in transformer.  Since, the applied voltage Vsc is short circuit voltage in the transformer and hence it is quite small compared to rated voltage, so core loss due to the small applied voltage can be neglected. Hence the wattmeter reading can be taken as equal to copper losses in transformer. Let us consider wattmeter reading is Psc.

 These values are referred to the HV side of transformer as because the test is conducted on HV side of transformer. These values could easily be referred to LV side by dividing these values with square of transformation ratio.  Therefore it is seen that the short circuit test on transformer is used to determine copper loss in transformer at full load and parameters of approximate equivalent circuit of transformer

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