Transformer Vector Grouping Connections

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A common requirement in transformer installation is to ensure the correct winding connections for a Delta-Star transformer

Start with the star side since we already know that the "s2" terminals are all connected as the common star point.

Assume A ph-n is at 0 degrees which we will show as horizontal to the right

We therefore have 3 star voltages 120 degree apart

We know that there is a winding associated with each phase. Each of the phase star windings is located on one of the limbs of the transformer core (red windings below) - that same limb has another winding (blue windings) which we wish to connect in Delta.

The question is what end of each of the delta windings is connected to which other windings of the delta and which end?

     

or are the windings connected this way:


We can see from the diagram that the flux through each limb passes through both windings, therefore the voltage on each winding must be in phase.

Clearly the star winding has the phase-to-neutral voltage appearing across s1 to s2. 
That flux must therefore create a corresponding voltage in the delta windings - noting that delta windings have the phaseto-phase voltage appearing across the winding.

Therefore the polarity of the voltage on the corresponding winding P1 to P2 must be in phase with the voltage appearing on s1 to s2

So starting with the "a" phase we get a delta winding vector relationship P1 to P2 in phase with the a phase star winding.

Similarly we can draw the rest of the delta winding voltage vectors.

We can now see we have a connection diagram of which P1 connects to which P2 giving us this arrangement:

The final question is whether this is Dyn1 or Dyn11?

Although there is no actual neutral point in the delta winding, we can imagine a neutral point at the centre of the delta vectors.

We can therefore imagine a red winding phase-to-neutral vector as shown here with its "top end" meeting up with the "top end" of the red phase vector :

So we can now see the phase relationship between the imaginary delta winding phase-to-neutral voltage with the actual phase-to-neutral voltage of the star winding.

It is clear the star winding is rotated clockwise by 30 degrees with respect to the delta.

So on a clock face, 30 degrees in a clockwise direction from the 12 o'clock position would be 1 o'clock

Therefore this arrangement is Dyn1.



However we could equally have drawn the voltage vectors as this star arrangement but a different selection of the delta winding interconnections

We can now see that the star winding actual phase-to-neutral voltage is 30 degrees anticlockwise to the imaginary delta winding phase-to-neutral voltage.

This is therefore a Dyn11 connection:


 

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