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SCR high side or low side

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Peter, Jul 25, 2004.

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  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Does an SCR go on the high side or low side of the load, or doesn't it matter?
  2. CFoley1064

    CFoley1064 Guest

    Subject: SCR high side or low side
    It can be done either way, but it's usually easier to put the SCR on the low
    side like this (view in fixed font or M$ Notepad):

    Typical SCR Control Circuit
    | |
    | .----o-----.
    | | |
    | | |
    | | LOAD |
    | | |
    | | |
    | '----o-----'
    | |
    .----o-----. V
    | + | -
    | CTL CKT o---/|
    | - | |
    '----o-----' |
    | |

    created by Andy´s ASCII-Circuit v1.24.140803 Beta

    Good luck
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