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Humming in power systems

Last response: in Other Consumer Electronics
October 26, 2010 3:09:53 AM

i have a 2MVA power transformer delta connected, 13.2kv-240v supplying a 5000A C.B. we installed 15 sets of 200mm2 THW cable(355a/200mm2 THW cable), the system only consumes 1700a per phase, the cable have an audible humming sound? where does the humming sound come from?

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October 26, 2010 8:10:17 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Other Consumer Electronics by Buwish
October 29, 2010 8:54:29 AM

Depends on the circuit, but magnetostriction is a common cause for circuit noise. That is, if the power is high enough, the physical shape of the part changes according to the magnetic field strength.

The same thing can happen under the influence of electrical fields.

Also, if you can hear it, the sound is below 20 kHz - the frequency of the sound may give you a clue what is causing the noise. If it is a low hum, it could be 120 Hz AC line transformer hum, or switching power supply hum, etc.