Thyristors

What is Thyristor?
The terms thyristor denotes a family of semiconductor devices used for power control in dc and AC system. Read more

Basics of thyristor :
Thyristor or a silicon control rectifier (SCR) is basically four semiconductor rectifier. Read more

Types of Thyristor :
In recent years, most development effort has gone into both continued integration of the gating and control electronics into thyristor modules and the use of MOS technology to create gate structures integrated into the thyristor itself. Read more

Applications of Thyristor :
The terms thyristor denotes a family of semiconductor devices used for power control in dc and AC system. One of the oldest methods of this thyristor family, Read more

I-V Characteristics of Thyristor :
The terms thyristor denotes a family of semiconductor devices used for power control in dc and ac system. One of the oldest methods of this thyristor family called silicon control rectifier. Read more 

Thyristor TRIAC :

A triac is thus bidirectional thyristor with three terminals. It is used extensively for the control of power in ac circuit. Read more 

SCR project :
1. Thyristor based dual converter, 2. Thyristor based sensor alarm system Read more

Advantages and disadvantages of Thyristor :

Advantages : 1. It is easy to turn on 2. It is able to control AC power
Disadvantages : 1. It can not be negative 2. It can not be used higher frequency Read more 

GTO :

Application of GTO :

GTO is like conventional thyristor ( CT ) but with added features in it. It can easily be turned off by a negative gate pulse of appropriate amplitude. Read more