Alan Horowitz wrote:
John Popelish wrote
Microwave oven transformers operate with parts of the core very nearly
saturated during parts of the cycle [...]
why are they designed that way?
Probably to save money on the core -- the oven will cost a few cents
less to make, a few dollars less to buy, then you pay that all back to
the power company as your kitchen gets hot. It would also add a modicum
of voltage regulation to the thing, but I doubt that's the reason.
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