(Part 1 of 3) Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have caused uncertainty to take hold at many U.S. companies, including power transformers and the PowerVolt Group (PowerVolt, Ensign and Wabash Transformer). According to an article1 at Power Transformer News (www.powertransformernews.com), “The new tariffs could impact heavily upon domestic transformer manufacturers, who rely on a […]

In the last few years power transformers and Class 2 transformers are being scrutinized by customers to provide transformer reliability and transformer ability to sustain harsh environments (e.g. SALT baths, vibration testing). This has become a for Wabash Transformer and our sister companies. We have completed extensive harsh environment tests on our Class 2 transformers, […]

Wabash Transformer is committed to our environment and provide green friendly products and manufacturing ecosystem. Our Environmental Policy provides customers with insight into how we have integrated the environment into our strategic plan with management reviews and continuous improvement. To view our Environmental Policy please follow this link.

There’s a lot of hype about switching power supplies and solid-state transformers. While there are times when using switching power supplies make sense, for most industrial customers the use of traditional linear power transformers or linear DC power supplies is still the best choice. Linear power transformers are much simpler than solid state transformers, which […]

Ensign Corporation (Sister Company to Wabash Transformer and part of the PowerVolt Group) is proud to announce the upgrade from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. We thanks all of our dedicated employees who spent countless hours and dedication to help migrate to the latest ISO standards. Steve Ensign led our Family to upgrade to ISO […]

To: All PowerVolt, Ensign and Wabash Transformer Customers. Regarding: REACH Compliance to 181 SVHC This letter is to confirm that PowerVolt Group (including PowerVolt, Ensign and Wabash Transformer) complies with EU directives 1907/2006/EC amended by (EU) 2018/35. We confirm that the 181 compounds are NOT found in our manufacturing centers and products that we produce […]

PowerVolt Group (Including Wabash Transformer and Ensign Corporation) is ROHS3 (Directive 2015/863) Compliant. PowerVolt/Wabash is a leading U.S. based manufacturer of Class 2, VDE, Audio/Video and power transformers. Our transformers have been ROHS1 (2002/95/EC) compliant since 2005, ROHS2 directive (2011/65/EU) and now ROHS3 (Directive 2015/863). What is ROHS3 (Directive 2015/863): RoHS 3, or Directive 2015/863 […]

Safety agencies.  Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.  UL, CSA, VDE, TUV, Nemco, Semco, Demco, CE, recognized, listed, licensed, certified, approved, etc., etc.  Ugh!  What does it all mean?  One article alone can’t answer every question, but let’s start with the basics. So, what are safety agencies, and what purpose do they serve?  […]

Benefits of using C-Core vs EI Core Magnetics: C-Core has less stray flux/magnetic field. Great solution for audio/amplifier applications. Minimize impact of transformer to surrounding components. EI will require one or more of the following to minimize stray flux: “Flux band” outside each winding. Iron strap welded outside perimeter of core. Potting into ferrous metal […]