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Stan Zurek, FRM24/3.9/10,, {accessed 2020-11-26}
reviewed by Jeanete Leicht, 2014-01-21


FRM24/3.9/10 (also FRM24-3.9-10 or FRM 24 x 3.9 x 10) - a type of frame core made of soft ferrite, supplied by Ferroxcube.1)

The numbers refer to the dimensions of the frame in millimetres, so 24 = 24 mm, etc.

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The core comprises a cuboid bar, which slides into a bobbin. The outer frame of the core is assembled on top of the bobbin.

The bar has a symbol BAR25/2.2/4 (or BAR25-2.2-4). The bar is marked with “25” because it is slightly longer (24.7 +/- 0.3 mm).

The relative winding width is longer than in most of other ferrite cores, which allows for the bobbin to have multiple sections. The manufacturer offers the multiple-chamber bobbin, but there is no indication of how all the parts should be held together (e.g. a clip).

As of 2013 the core was offered in two materials: 3C90 and 3C91.


Frame core (FRM20 shown for illustration) with the bar inserted into a bobbin

by S. Zurek, Encyclopedia Magnetica, CC-BY-3.0

Disassembled frame core (FRM20), bar and bobbin

by S. Zurek, Encyclopedia Magnetica, CC-BY-3.0

Core parameters

The table below lists the core set parameters as given by Ferroxcube.2)

Symbol Parameter Value
Σ(l/A) core factor 5.65 mm-1
Ve effective volume 370 mm
le effective length 45.8 mm
Ae effective area 8.1 mm2
Amin minimum area 6.0 mm2
m mass of frame 1.3 g
m mass of bar 1.2 g

The values were measured for frame with a bar core, without an air gap.3)

Material grade AL value effective permeability μe
3C90 370 nH +/- 25% 1660
3C91 440 nH +/- 25% 1970

Data sheets

Ferrite core FRM24/3.9/10 Ferroxcube

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See also


1), 2), 3) Ferroxcube, Soft Ferrites and Accessories, Data Handbook, 2013
frm24-3.9-10.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/19 00:56 by stan_zurek

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