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DIAC •A diac is a two-terminal semiconductor device that can

conduct current in either direction when activated

DIAC
•Diac functions basically like two
parallel 4 layer diodes turned in opposite directions

SCR WORKING ( Case 1: Gate open )

DIAC CHARACTERISTIC CURVE

TRIAC
•A triac is like a diac with a gate terminal

TRIAC

•Triac basically functions like two parallel SCRs turned in
opposite directions with a common gate terminal

TRIAC CHARACTERISTIC CURVE

REFERENCE
•ELECTRONIC DEVICES & CIRCUITS BY DAVID A BELL