DC CHOKES & AC LINE FILTERS 3
The Differential-mode filters must be able to support a significant amount of 60 Hz. flux without saturating. The AC saturation characteristics of the #26 material (Fig. B) and core loss information (Fig. C) can be seen on the following page. Notice how the permeability initially increases with AC excitation. This effect allows greater energy storage in 60 Hz. applications.

Energy storage curves have been developed for line filter applications as shown on the 3rd following page. The energy storage limit table is now taking into account both the core and the copper loss. In order to guarantee a minimum inductance over a wide current range, the design engineer may wish to calculate the required turns based on the listed AL value of the core