An inductor is a passive component that is used in electronics to store energy in a magnetic field when some electrical current flows through it.
Inductor kits are ideal for design engineers and technicians as they contain components used for the design of prototypes or for circuit optimisation. RS offer a range of high-quality kits from leading brands including Wurth Elektronik, Murata, KEMET and Bourns.
These kits may include various types of inductors, including chip, leaded inductors, common mode, axial and radial. Accessories and sundries like diode arrays, fuses, coils, evaluation boards and switches are included in these packs as well.
Inductor kits and the components they contain are used for many purposes:
Filters – used to set up filters in analogue circuits and signal processing devices
Sensors – used to pick detect magnetic fields and materials
Transformers – inductor combinations are used as transformers to increase or decrease voltage levels in power supplies
Energy storage – magnetic and electrical energy is stored in inductors and can be converted into mechanical energy
Many types and combinations of inductor kits are available, and include:
Power kits, which come with high current, shielded and unshielded inductors for the construction of power circuits and transformers
Circuit conditioning kits, which contain inductors for use in the design and repair of automotive supply and circuit drives
Surge protection kits, which include port applications, testing tools and inductors used for everyday general circuit protection