Definition of tap changer in English:

tap changer

Line breaks: tap chan¦ger

noun

  • An apparatus for changing the connection to an electrical transformer from one tap to another, so as to vary the turns ratio and hence control the output voltage under a varying load.
    More example sentences
    • The tap changers are subjected to the short circuit tests in accordance with IEC publication 76.
    • The tap changer needs to be capable of being retrofitted into existing substations and provide a cost effective solution to the problem.
    • The company designed unique maintenance tool kits for faster, easier servicing of a variety of load tap changers including model-specific tools and instructions.

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