Originally Posted By: Lyle Dady
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Yes WYE and DELTA are types of transformer connections.
Other types are STAR, WYE-DELTA etc.
The following are some of the types of primary to secondary connections.
STAR-DELTA, STAR-STAR, DELTA-DELTA for lighting and power, OPEN-DELTA for lighting and power, WYE-DELTA for power, WYE-DELTA for lighting and power. This list goes on.
Transformers are used in many ways, to step voltages up or down, to create neutrals, to allow multiple voltage taps, to balance electrical loads, filter out electrical noise and or harmonics.
This is a very basic and limited description of this subject.
Listed below are two pocket hand books I have used in the past that have been very helpful in describing transformers, electrical formulas and other electrical related issues.
UGLY'S ELECTRICAL REFERENCES By Georg V. Heart.
Burleson Distributing Corp. 3501 Oak Forest Drive.Houston, Texas 77018
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING POCKET HANDBOOK.
Produced by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
1331 Baur Blvd.,St.Louis, Mo 63132.