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Abstract

The thyristor is a 4-layer, 3-terminal, semiconductor switch. It can handle more power than any other semiconductor switch. The foundations of thyristor characteristics and control are laid out in this chapter. This provides a base for device comparison, so that the right choice of switch can be made for each particular application of power conditioning.

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Junction Temperature Schmitt Trigger Gate Pulse Gate Current Gate Signal 
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© R.S. Ramshaw 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Ramshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooOntarioCanada

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