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thyristor

(θaɪˈrɪstə)
n
(Electronics) any of a group of semiconductor devices, such as the silicon-controlled rectifier, that can be switched between two states
[C20: from thyr(atron) + (trans)istor]
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today introduced two series of SIDACtor protection thyristors optimized to protect equipment located in high exposure environments from severe overvoltage transients.
Included in December offerings are power inductors, switches, capacitors, thyristors, and BGA sockets.
Power circuits for converters for controlling induction motors (IMs) are constructed using various elements--resistors, inductors, diodes, thyristors, etc.
The solid-state circuit breaker is designed using thyristors because the switch requires a continuous current carrying capability and a short time over current rating value equal to the feeder faults level.
Glowing thyristors stood 3ft tall amongst many other valves, each in themselves an impressive piece of work.
MATLAB based simulated model of back-to back thyristors used for harmonic analysis is indicated in Fig.
The most popular power sources used for supplying ESP sections are those which are supplied from two phases, with two thyristors connected as anti-parallel which, by controlling the ignition angle, modify the effective voltage in the transformer's bootstrap primary and directly the voltage on the ESP's section.
Incorporating our thyristors with our IGBT's has been a natural extension of our depth in power semiconductor technologies.
Primarily written by French academics, the ten chapters study a self-controlled synchronous motor supplied by a thyristor bridge operating as a current inverter and a control system that links the starting angle of the thyristors to the rotor position, the failures of a converter-synchronous machine set, and the optimization of multiphase motors.
Suitable for applications such as pumps, blowers, and conveyors, the SR33 series soft starters use thyristors for controlled reduced voltage motor starting and stopping, and then switch to internal contacts for efficient running at rated speed.
Capable of performing at temperatures up to 300 C and current at 80 A, the SiC Thyristor offers up to 10 times higher voltage, four times higher blocking voltages, and 100 times faster switching frequency than silicon-based thyristors.
The second half of the book walks through reliability tests and failure analyses for diodes, silicon power transistors, optoelectronic components, thyristors, integrated circuits, memories, microprocessors, and microsystems.