Current Transformers

Current transformers (CT) are devices that are used to transform the current from a high current into a lower current so that the power can then be measured and controlled. The transformers consist of a core, a primary and a secondary winding. When an alternating current flows through the primary winding, a magnetic flux is created which then induces an alternating current in the secondary winding. This alternating current is proportional to the current in its primary. Current transformers are also known as a "step-down transformers". Once the current has been reduced it can be safely monitored and measured using an ammeter.


Current transformers can perform circuit control and perform roles for safety protection and current limiting.


Current transformers are found in:


  • Generating stations,

  • Electrical substations

  • Commercial electric power distribution.

Types of Current Transformers


Toroidal Current Transformer - These transformers are shaped like a doughnut they do not contain a primary winding. Instead, the line that carries the current flowing in the network is threaded through a window or hole in the toroidal transformer. Toroidal transformers offer high efficiency with minimal excess noise and little excess leakage inductance.


Wound Current Transformer - The transformers primary winding is physically connected in series with the conductor that carries the measured current flowing in the circuit. The magnitude of the secondary current is dependent on the turns ratio of the transformer.


Bar-type Current Transformer – This type of current transformer uses the actual cable or bus-bar of the main circuit as the primary winding, which is equivalent to a single turn. They are fully insulated from the high operating voltage of the system and are usually bolted to the current carrying device.


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RS Stock No. 331-339
Mfr. Part No.CT132M100/5-2.5/1
BrandHOBUT
HK$131.38
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100:5 21mm DIN Rail Mounted 65mm 45mm - 30mm - -30°C +85°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-4067
Mfr. Part No.CT105F250/5-2.5/1
BrandHOBUT
HK$378.92
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250:5 21mm Base Mounted 79mm 105mm - 53mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9734
Mfr. Part No.METSECT5CC013
HK$574.20
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125:5 21mm Toroidal Ring - - - - - -25°C +60°C 65 x 44 x 30 mm - DIN Rail -
RS Stock No. 537-4485
Mfr. Part No.AC-1005
HK$30.43
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- - - - - 5A - - -40°C +120°C 23.8 x 23.8 x 11.12 mm - PCB Mount -
RS Stock No. 533-0621
Mfr. Part No.CTSCEN200<1000/5
BrandHOBUT
HK$687.43
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200:5, 400:5, 600:5, 800:5, 1000:5 - Clip Fit 125mm 132mm - 38mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 819-9779
Mfr. Part No.90AS
BrandEfergy
HK$105.71
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- 12mm Split Core - - - - - - - - Data Loggers/DAS, Digital or Analog Meters, DMMs, Recorders - -
RS Stock No. 173-0064
Mfr. Part No.ACX-1050
HK$36.642
Each (In a Box of 240)
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- - - - - 50A - - -40°C +85°C 23.8 x 23.8 x 11.12 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 775-4934
Mfr. Part No.ACX-1050
HK$40.96
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- - - - - 50A - - -40°C +85°C 23.8 x 23.8 x 11.12 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 331-519
Mfr. Part No.CT143M100/5-2.5/1-001
BrandHOBUT
HK$138.85
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100:5 24mm DIN Rail Mounted 70mm 49mm - 45mm - -30°C +85°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-4055
Mfr. Part No.CT105F150/5-2.5/1
BrandHOBUT
HK$358.28
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150:5 21mm Base Mounted 79mm 105mm - 53mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-4064
Mfr. Part No.CT105F200/5-2.5/1
BrandHOBUT
HK$370.20
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200:5 21mm Base Mounted 79mm 105mm - 53mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 914-5294
Mfr. Part No.CTSCMWH60/0.333V
BrandHOBUT
HK$191.04
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- 10mm Split Core - - 60A - 333 mV -15°C +50°C 28.7 x 26.4 x 41.7 mm Multi Function Meter Cable -
RS Stock No. 914-5301
Mfr. Part No.CTSCMWH500/0.333V
BrandHOBUT
HK$358.28
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- 35mm Split Core - - 500A - 333 mV -15°C +50°C 51.2 x 51.2 x 83.5 mm Multi Function Meter Cable -
RS Stock No. 331-581
Mfr. Part No.CTSCM40300/5-2.5/1
BrandHOBUT
HK$407.99
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300:5 - Clip Fit 116mm 104.5mm - 35.5mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 533-0643
Mfr. Part No.CTSCM40-200/5
BrandHOBUT
HK$417.93
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200:5 - Clip Fit 104.5mm 116mm - 35.5mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9731
Mfr. Part No.METSECT5CC005
HK$448.28
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50:5 21mm Toroidal Ring - - - - - -25°C +60°C 65 x 44 x 30 mm - DIN Rail -
RS Stock No. 775-4915
Mfr. Part No.AX-0500
HK$28.05
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- - - - - 5A - - -40°C +120°C 12.7 x 17 x 9.53 mm - Through Hole -
RS Stock No. 173-0070
Mfr. Part No.AX-0500
HK$25.018
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- - - - - 5A - - -40°C +120°C 12.7 x 17 x 9.53 mm - Through Hole -
RS Stock No. 418-3604
Mfr. Part No.CTSCEN100<400/5
BrandHOBUT
HK$687.43
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100:5, 200:5, 300:5, 400:5 - Clip Fit 113mm 127mm - 40mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
RS Stock No. 331-575
Mfr. Part No.CTSCM40500/5-5/1
BrandHOBUT
HK$432.88
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500:5 - Clip Fit 116mm 104.5mm - 35.5mm - -30°C +80°C - - - -
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