Industry White Paper

Selecting Current Sensors and Transformers

May 01, 2023 by Coilcraft
Topics Covered
  • Applications
  • Technology
  • Selecting AC Current Sensors/Transformers
  • Coilcraft Current Transformer Selector Tool

Application Note Overview

Accurate in-circuit current measurements are often required to limit over-current, control power circuits, and optimize circuit performance. Designers often use current transformers to measure high-frequency changing (alternating) current of various waveforms, but selecting the best off-the-shelf current sense transformer has its challenges. This application note discusses how to best balance the design trade-offs in component size, current handling, and efficiency.