10 July 2019

TRIAC full form

What is the full form of TRIAC?


  • Triode for Alternating Current

What does TRIAC mean?

TRIAC is a generic trademark for three-terminal electronics components that conducts current in either direction when triggered. 

TRIAC is widely used in AC power control applications. They are able to switch high voltages and high level of current and over both parts of an AC waveform so this makes TRIAC circuits ideal for use in a variety of applications where more power switching is must be needed

One of the particular applications of TRIAC circuits is in light dimmers for domestic lighting and they are also used in many other power control situations including motor control also.

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