Industry White Paper

Getting Started: An Introduction to Inductor Specifications

May 01, 2023 by Coilcraft
Topics Covered
  • Inductance at Frequency
  • Inductance Tolerance
  • Current Ratings
  • Maximum Operating Temperature
  • Losses at Operating Conditions

White Paper Overview

There is more to selecting an inductor than the nominal inductance value. To ensure the inductor will perform as needed in a specific application, due consideration must be given to inductance tolerance, current ratings, DCR, maximum operating temperature and efficiency at specific operating conditions. Even the inductance value needs careful consideration, as inductance itself is dependent on frequency, temperature, and current.

In this informative white paper from Coilcraft, learn more about the criteria for selecting the right inductor.