transformer

(redirected from Auto Transformer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to Auto Transformer: Current transformer, Isolation transformer

transformer

 [trans-for´mer]
an induction apparatus for changing electrical energy at one voltage and current to electrical energy at another voltage and current, through the medium of magnetic energy, without mechanical motion.
step-down transformer one for lowering the voltage of the original current.
step-up transformer one for raising the voltage of the original current.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Signal's auto transformers provide the user the capability of adapting voltages for worldwide applications.
Integrated into the thin package are four isolation transformers and four common mode chokes, with an option for four auto transformers. Tyco Electronics, 3003 9th Ave SW, Watertown, SD 57201; (888) 978-2638; Fax: (605) 886-8995; www.tycopowercomponents.com.