Matrix: Transformer Construction and Operation

Product Code: LK1989A


The Transformer construction and operation pack (LK1989) allows students to study not only how transformers work, but also study several different properties of induced magnetism. This kit consists of a plastic base, a laminated iron core, mounting fixtures, and six coils protected in a heat resistant film.  Topics covered in this kit include Lenz’s Law, how iron cores increase magnetic field strength and electromagnetic induction itself.  This versatile piece of equipment can also be used to teach about how transformers used by power companies carry electrical energy.

Extensive instructions on how to use the apparatus as a demonstration as well as inquiry-based lessons surrounding electromagnetic induction and transformers are included.

To deliver this you will also need:

  • Multimeter x 2


Learning Objectives:

  • Power and energy in DC systems
  • Power in AC systems, power factor, losses
  • Transformer construction
  • Reactive loads