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power electronics

power electronics

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Published by: Mudit Prabhakar on Jun 27, 2012
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Thyristors
 
 
A thyristor is the most important type of power
semiconductor devices. They are extensively usedin power electronic circuits. They are operated as
bi-stable switches from non-conducting to
conducting state. A thyristor is a four layer,semiconductor of p-n-p-n structure with three p-n junctions. It has three terminals, the anode,
cathode and the gate.
 
 
The Different types of Thyristors are:
1.
Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR)
2.
TRIAC
3.
DIAC
4.
Gate Turn Off Thyristor (GTO)

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