Some Considerations on Design of the Transcutaneous Transformer

H. Matsuki, M. Shiiki, T. Yamamoto, K. Murakami

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We utilized two spiral coils with amorphous magnetic fibers for transcutaneous power transmission to an implantable artificial heart which is electrically actuated. Rises in temperature occurring during power transmission constitutes a serious obstacle to practical application. The operation of the transmitting coils is analyzed using an equivalent circuit, and the quantity of magnetic flux flowing in the amorphous fibers is discussed. The results were employed in the design of thinner transmitting coils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Translation Journal on Magnetics in Japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jun


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