The 22 switching transformers featured in this collection were designed for use with Integrated Circuit (IC) chips developed and made by Power Integrations™. Tailored specifically to this purpose, the products in this category have been optimized for use in applications related to these IC chips. However, these ferrite core transformers have value in many other applications as well. Our expert team can also provide custom switch mode transformer winding services. Learn more about custom transformers and coil winding, and request a quote today.
What is a Switching Transformer?
“Switching transformer” is another name for the switch mode power supply transformer (SMPS). SMPS transformers and simply “switch mode transformer” are additional terms that are often used.
The highly efficient switch mode power supply transformer converts electricity using a switching transformer and associated components. SMPS transformers make AC or DC current usable.
Switching transformers are often found in laptops, computer devices, power sourcing applications, and more. SMPS transformers are known for their high efficiency and small size. Thanks to these design features, switch mode power supply transformers experience reduced overall losses and are lower in weight than many other transformers.
For many applications in need of a switching transformer, size is key. Smaller transformers can save space and reduce costs for the manufacturers making the end-products in which SMPS transformers are used.
If you’re looking for ferrite core transformers you’re also in the right place; the high operating frequency of a sharp square wave nearly always requires the use of a ferrite material. Our switch mode transformer winding services mean we can provide the coil you’re looking for, to your exact specifications.
Switching Transformers for IC Chips
Prem Magnetics originally started to develop switching transformers for Power Integrations™ IC chips in 2002. We built three series in this range, starting with the SPP-3000 Series, followed by the SPP-4000 Series, and finally the SPP-4100 Series.
The IC chip transformers in all three series are still used today in a variety of applications, even with alternative chips. Browse all three series to find the ferrite core transformer that best meets your needs or request a custom built solution from our team. Contact us today for information on our switch mode transformer winding services, and a free quote.
Our IC Chip Transformer Series
You’ll find three subcategories of transformers for IC chips available with Prem Magnetics. This overview will help you navigate to the series that’s best for your application.
The SPP-3000 Series
The SPP-3000 series features PC through-hole transformers with a Circuit V input of 85-265 Vac, circuit power output of between 2.0W max and 5.5W max (depending on the transformer chosen) and Tfmr HIPOT of 4K Vrms P-S.
Application description: AC to DC converter
Product Usage: Low power off-line switchers
Power Integrations™ chip part numbers: TNY253, TNY254 and TNY255
The SPP-4000 Series
Browse the SPP-4000 Series for PC through-hole transformers with a Circuit V input of 85-265 Vac, and 90-265 Vac, circuit power output of between 2.0W-80W max (depending on the transformer chosen) and Tfmr HIPOT of 3K Vrms P-S.
Application description: AC to DC converter, AC to DC flybacks and switch mode transformers.
Product Usage: Enhanced eco-smart off-line switchers, notebook adapters and chargers, ink jet printers, constant voltage power adapters and cell phone chargers.
Power Integrations™ chip part numbers: TOP258PN, TOP256PN, TOP258EN, TOP259EN, TNY255EN, TNY256EN, TOP258MN, LNK362P, LNK363P
The SPP-4100 Series
Choose a switch mode transformer from the SPP-4100Series for a PC through-hole or surface mount solution with a Circuit V input of 36-75Vdc (PoE+), 36-75Vdc (PoE) or 38-75Vdc. Power outputranges from 33W to 70W depending on the switch mode transformer chosen.
HIPOTs include: 1.5KVdc P-b/s/c, 1.5KVdc P/B-S, 1.5KVdc S-S-C, 1.5KVdc P-S-C, 1.5KVdc w-w-c, 1.5KVdc P-S.
Application description: These essential parts act as forward converters, coupled inductors, DC-DC forward converters, and switch mode transformers.
Product Usage: Transformers in the SPP-4100 Series are found in various products, including: 33W DC-DC converters for satellite receivers, as L6 inductors for satellite receivers, in PoE and PoE+ and telecom applications.
Power Integrations™ chip part numbers: DPA425R, DPA426RN, DPA426R.