what is inductor

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asked Jan 28, 2016 in Electronics device by prasanna (4,830 points)  

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answered Jan 28, 2016 by prasanna (4,830 points)  

A substance that promotes an equilibrium reaction by reacting with one of the substances produced.


An inductor is a passive electronic component that stores energy in the form of a magnetic field. In its simplest form, an inductor consistsof a wire loop or coil. The inductance is directly proportional to the number ofturns in the coil. Inductance also depends on the radius of the coil and on the type of material around which the coil is wound.

For a given coil radius and number of turns, air coresresult in the least inductance. Materials such as wood, glass, and plastic - known as dielectric materials - are essentially the same as air for the purposes of inductor winding. Ferromagnetic substances such as iron, laminated iron, and powdered iron increase the inductance obtainable with a coil having a given number of turns. In some cases, this increase is on the order of thousands of times. The shape of the core is also significant. Toroidal (donut-shaped) cores provide more inductance, for a given core material and number of turns, than solenoidal (rod-shaped) cores.

The standard unit of inductance is the henry, abbreviatedH.