Reverse feeding a transformer is not a recommended practice, as it can lead to decreased performance and potential damage. However, some distribution transformers can be reverse-connected without reducing their nameplate KVA capacity.
It is important to take precautions when reversing the connection of smaller transformers, such as three-phase transformers under 6kVA and single-phase transformers under 3kVA. These smaller transformers have compensative turns to ensure accurate/clean voltage. For larger transformers, reverse connecting can cause increased in-rush currents leading to nuisance tripping or damage.
VCM’s rental transformers are designed & manufactured for bi-directional energy flow to keep your power flowing, whatever the voltage, or direction.
Use a Step-Up Transformer Instead
For optimal performance and safety, it is best to use a step-up transformer instead of reverse-connecting a transformer. Step-up transformers increase the voltage output of a system, allowing for efficient energy transfer. They are designed for safe and efficient operation, making them a better choice for most applications.
All Your Transformer Needs at VCM Solutions
At VCM Solutions, we understand the importance of high-quality transformers for your business. That’s why we offer a wide range of commercial and industrial options, including rentals. Our rental fleet is purpose-built for bi-directional functionality, and we follow the recommendations and findings of our manufacturers and consulting engineers. Contact VCM Solutions today for more information!