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The maximum efficiency of a distribution transformer is at 50% full load.

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Answer : An ideal transformer will have maximum efficiency at a load such that copper loss equal to iron loss.

Description : For a transformer, operating at constant load current, maximum efficiency will occur at?

Answer : For a transformer, operating at constant load current, maximum efficiency will occur at unity power factor.

Answer : In a power or distribution transformer about 10 percent end turns are heavily insulated to withstand the high voltage drop due to line surge produced by the shunting capacitance of the end turns.

Description : State why a transformer always have an efficiency of more than 90%.

Answer : As transformer is static device with no moving parts, the losses due to friction & windage are completely absent. Hence transformer has efficiency of more than 90%.

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