Difference between power transformers and distribution transformers

Those transformers installed at the sending or receiving end of long high-voltage transmission lines are the power transformers. The distribution transformer (generally pole mounted) are those installed in the localities of the city to provide utilization voltage at the consumer termi­nals.

Power transformer

Power transformer

Distribution transformers

Distribution Transformers

  • Power transformers generally operate at nearly full-load. However, distribution trans­formers operate at light loads during major part of the day.
  • The performance of a power transformer is generally judged from commercial efficiency whereas the performance of a distribution transformer is judged from all-day efficiency
  • The rating of a power transformer is many times greater than that of a distribution transformer

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