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Why are SCR's recommended for inductive loads (and not Triacs)?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Hilton, Nov 16, 2018.

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  1. Hilton

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    I have read that SCR's are recommended for inductive loads, while Triacs are not. Can anyone explain why this is so?
    Thanks
     
  2. Harald Kapp

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    I don't know why this should be so. Where have you read this?
    You can find a lot of literature showing how to do this.
     
  3. Hilton

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  4. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    On EEVBlog one quote is:
    Omron states:
    Unless you experience very high dv/dt a triac should be perfectly useable.
     
  5. Hilton

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    Great thanks. I will give it a try. This may have been an outdated recommendation.
     
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