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Ferrite Inductor

An inductor is an electrical component used to store the energy resulting from current passing through it in a magnetic field. An inductor is made by wrapping a conducting wire into a coil around a central core, with each turn of the wire termed a winding. The number of windings in the coil is directly related to the inductance. Ferrite inductors use iron or iron alloys for the core material. Ferrite has a high magnetic permeability, or ability to generate a magnetic field. As a result, the use of a ferrite core greatly increases the inductance.