Joe Guentert, Power Distribution Systems
Over the course of this series of discussions, I have received a number of questions and comments from engineering firms by email.
Placing snubber components inside transformer enclosures creates a dilemma for dry-type transformer manufacturers.
Installing RC snubbers connected directly to the transformer primary windings is a common recommendation, but can snubbers really produce the desired result?
In this "Cut the Copper" installment, Guentert explains how, when properly installed, liquid-filled transformers in data center power systems are more reliable than air-cooled dry-type transformers.