Planar Transformers


Standex-Meder planar transformers offer advantages over wire-wound transformers

Planar transformers are steadily replacing the need for traditional wire-wound transformers in many industries. Electric vehicles, solar inverters, wind power, aviation, healthcare, and industrial manufacturing are just some of the areas where this technology is gaining ground. While the windings of wire-wound transformers are used with round wire, the planar’s windings are built by utilizing flat copper layers (PCBs) or plated flat copper windings (lead frames) to create a laminate-style winding construction. The result is a compact, high-power density planar transformer that is typically 30% of the volume and weight of a traditional wire-wound transformer. This size reduction eliminates many of the design constraints associated with wire-wound transformers, and the planar transformer’s other characteristics offer additional benefits. With a very-low profile, excellent thermal characteristics, high repeatability, and low leakage inductance, planar transformers can easily meet the needs of modern applications.

Features and Benefits
  • Planar magnetics have a better power density and performance compared to equivalent wire-wound transformer designs.
  • Standex‐Meder has multiple manufacturing facilities around the world including TS16949 and AS9100 certified and ITAR registered sites.
Applications
  • Switching power supplies
  • DC/DC converters in distributed power systems
  • FPGA and low‐profile high-current
  • High-current POL converters
  • Feedback control
  • Overload sensing
  • Load-drop and shut-down detection

Planar Transformers

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
PQ2007-0R4-70-G PLANAR INDUCTOR 0.4 MH WW PQ20 82
PQ2007-2R2-25-G PLANAR INDUCTOR 2.2 MH WW PQ20 25
PQ3213-0R9-70-G PLANAR INDUCTOR 0.9 MH WW PQ32 22
PQ2006-1R0-30-G PLANAR INDUCTOR 1.0 MH WW PQ20 9
PQ2613-1R0-80-G PLANAR INDUCTOR 1.0 MH WW PQ26 41
PQ3218-3R3-70-T PLANAR INDUCTOR 3.3 MH WW PQ32 52
PQ3218-6R0-50-T PLANAR INDUCTOR 6.0 MH WW PQ32 79