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Dry-Type vs. Liquid Transformers

Dry-Type vs. Liquid Transformers

Two types of transformers are dry and liquid. Although they serve the same purpose, they have different characteristics that are ideal for particular situations, environments and budgets. If you’re designing a power system for a specific project, ELSCO Transformers can help you consider various factors before investing in a solution.

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DOE Efficiency Standards for Transformers

DOE Efficiency Standards for Transformers

More than 40% of the energy used in the U.S. is consumed by building operations, including the electrical equipment and appliances within those buildings. While this equipment is essential to daily functionality in homes and business locations, ensuring that these appliances use energy efficiently is also gaining importance. Since the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 was amended, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been responsible for ensuring that appliances meet a minimum standard of energy and water efficiency. The DOE rules apply to over 60 different product types used in public and commercial applications, including transformers.

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Can You Answer These Questions About Your Transformer?

Can You Answer These Questions About Your Transformer?

“My transformer is just a couple of years old – It’s going to last for years.”
You may not think you need a new transformer today, but how do you know? Transformers are an afterthought for most because they don’t experience failures that often – but when they do, it could really cost you if you’re not prepared.

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What Car Shopping Can Teach You About Transformer Shopping

What Car Shopping Can Teach You About Transformer Shopping

Remember the first car you ever bought yourself? It was likely a huge, exciting decision that set the tone for how you made future big purchases. The careful, logical mindset we develop when shopping for a car is a valuable tool, and we can apply it when looking to make other big investments.

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Getting a Cheap Transformer–What You’re NOT Paying For

Getting a Cheap Transformer–What You’re NOT Paying For

In a perfect world, mechanical breakdown wouldn’t happen. After all, every piece of mechanical infrastructure come with significant cost, and it would be ideal if they could all last forever.
Unfortunately, breakdowns are very real, and they can be incredibly costly.

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6 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Oil Filled Transformer

6 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Oil Filled Transformer

To repair, or replace? That is often the question when dealing with transformers. While ELSCO is home to many skilled repair technicians, more often than not, we will advocate for the replacement of a transformer, as it tends to be the most cost efficient solution for resolving transformer-based problems.

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ELSCO Maintains Quality Facing Nomex Price Increase

ELSCO Maintains Quality Facing Nomex Price Increase

If you have been following the transformer industry in the news at all, you may have noticed that some changes in a small but significant portion of our industry: DuPont Nomex. Nomex is the best insultation on the market. It is the top choice for insulating a transformers primary and secondary windings.

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How to Save Money When Buying a Transformer

How to Save Money When Buying a Transformer

As with any purchase, when buying a transformer, there’s a trick to saving money. It requires you to think long-term: a transformer is an investment, and you’re better off paying more up-front for a quality product. Otherwise, you might save money on installation day,

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5 Ways ELSCO’s Build Process Sets Us Apart

5 Ways ELSCO’s Build Process Sets Us Apart

Here at ELSCO Transformers, we aren’t afraid of being a little different. We know there are a lot of other options out there for your transformer purchase and repair needs, so we strive for a unique excellence. We want every customer of ours to experience the ELSCO difference during every step of working with us.

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