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Transformer winding resistance measurement: field challenges

Transformer winding resistance measurement: field challenges

NETA, Powertest Conference 2020

Megger’s article “Transformer Winding Resistance Measurement: Field Challenges” was presented at the 2020 NETA PowerTest Conference in Chicago, Il. This article takes an in-depth look at the lesser known facts associated with the DC winding resistance (WR) measurements, diving deeper into topics such as selection of the correct test current, and the importance of compliance voltage during the test. Phenomena as core saturation, current stabilization, the influence of winding inductance on readings, and the effect of temperature, are also explained.

Author(s): Daniel Carreno and Dinesh Chhajer
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