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Power Inductors 101

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By Tim Shafer, VP Product Marketing – Inductors, Vishay

Power inductors are defined loosely as inductors designed to handle more than one amp of current. They are typically used for energy storage in DC/DC converters or high noise filter applications, including motor speed control, adjustable lighting, DC power conditioning, and more. This article delivers the basic information for understanding power inductors, their uses, and benefits.