How to select the right thyristor (SCR) for your application
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How to select the right thyristor (SCR) for your application

SCR fundamentals discussed in this app note from STMicroelectronics. For an Introduction to Thyristors check here. This document provides some guidelines about how to select the right thyristor, also referred to as “SCR”, according to the different applications. Some very specific...

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Component Tester FISH 8840 Review
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Component Tester FISH 8840 Review

Alan Parekh @ hackedgadgets.com has a review of a cheap component tested he found on ebay. This device can test bipolar transistors, MOSFET, diodes, thyristors, resistors and capacitors. He writes: This is an inexpensive component tester called the FISH 8840 which you can find from...

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Basic Types of Thyristors and Applications
Basic Electronics

Basic Types of Thyristors and Applications

In this article we will discuss about the various types of thyristors. Thyristors are 2 pin to 4 pin semiconductor devices that act like switches. For example a 2 pin thyristor only conducts when the voltage across its pins exceeds the breakdown voltage of the device. For a 3 pin...

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