Abstract—This research will bridge the gap between
theoretical concepts of transformer banking and its actual
operation without risking the safety of the students as well as
the initiating personnel for the laboratory exercises. In
electrical engineering, the concept of transformers is very
essential to the success of engineering students in terms of
electrical engineering applications. Thus, learning the basic of
transformers should be taught properly in universities.
However, the danger of dealing with high voltages in a range of
220 Vac and above should be taken seriously. To address this
problem, a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) will be
integrated into the system. Programmable Logic Controller
(PLC) is an industrial solid-state computer that monitors
inputs and outputs and makes logic-based decisions for
automated processes or machines. The integration of PLC into
the system configuration of any transformer banking served as
the protection system. Students will be able to learn on how to
configure the four (4) different types of transformer banking,
namely, (a) delta-wye; (b) wye-delta; (c) delta-delta; and (d)
wye-wye. The interconnection of the system is made possible
with the aid of relays. The problem with transformer banking
is whenever students misconfigured the connection there is a
big chance of damaging the equipment and hurting the user.
With this trainer, the equipment is being protected along with
the user. The trainer developed in this research will be a good
equipment to fully grasp the concept of transformers and best
way for the students to expand their knowledge towards
Index Terms—Logic controller, plc, three-phase transformer, trainer kit, transformer banking.
The authors are with the Caraga State University, Cabadbaran City, Philippines (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Anthony M. Minoza, Blondie T. Sanchez, and Jayson C. Loreto, "Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Protected Transformer Banking Trainer Kit for Electrical Engineering Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 933-937, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).