Table 1: Comparison between conventional and nonlinear (saturable) inductor.

Conventional inductorNonlinear (saturable) inductorTrend

Size166 × 140 × 85 mm113 × 140 × 85 mm
Volume1975 cm³1344 cm³−32%
Weight (core)5.44 kg5.17 kg−5%
Weight (copper)1.98 kg1.60 kg−19%
Number of turns144116−19%
Losses (copper)24 W19.44 W−19%
Losses (core)8 W9.36 W+17%
Losses (total)32 W28.8 W−10%