Why are the connections offset on these inductor symbols? (see schematic)?
In the middle of the schematic, there are 2 inductors (the taps are connected to the emitters of the 2 NPN transistors)
Why are the connections shown at the 3/4th point, instead of in the middle?
- billrussell42Lv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
Those are inductors with a tap, or autotransformers. That allows the resonant circuit to be impedance matched to the low resistance transistor EB junction.
why do you think they should be in the middle?
- DixonLv 710 months ago
I guess to show it isn't a center tapped tapped inductor. Center tapped transformers are quite common and would be shown tapped in the middle.
- derframLv 710 months ago
If the tap was shown in the middle, most would assume the inductor is *center* tapped. In this case, the tap is closer to one end than the other, and the offset tap point shown on the schematic indicate this.