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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by techna, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. techna

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    Hi everyone. Can anybody describe what a thyristor is? Thanks.
     
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    hi ya

    from wiki .....
    read more here

    remember GOOGLE is your friend :)

    cheers
    Dave
     
  3. techna

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    thanx dave! :)
     
  4. tweakjunkie

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    Also known as an SCR, Silicon Controlled Rectifier or a Triac as well ?
     
  5. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    No.
    A triac works in both directions (AC), a thyristor works only in one direction (DC).
     
  6. tweakjunkie

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    Actually Harold, I was referring to a Triac as being a type of thyristor based on the definition thereof in a few posts back. I am well aware that a triac is bi-directional.:)
     
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