Category: Power Semiconductor Devices

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How to test Triac with Multimeter

How to test TRIAC with Digital Multimeter OR using Ohmmeter? In this shot post we will discuss about how to test the Triac. Before proceeding further let us refresh about the basics of the TRIAC. ...

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DIAC Diode :Basics, Characteristics, Applications

DIAC - Diode on AC: Tutorial The diac is basically a two-terminal parallel-inverse combination of semiconductor layers that permits triggering in either direction. There is no control terminal on this device. Physically it looks like a...

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TVS Diode Selection Guide Tutorial

How to Select Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS Diode) ? TVS Diode Tutorial and Selection Procedure: Introduction: Transient voltage suppressors (TVS) are clamping devices that limit voltage spikes by low impedance avalanche breakdown of a...

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Light Activated SCR (LASCR) Tutorial

Light Activated SCR: Understanding Basics and  Operation: Photothyristors have the same basic structure as conventional thyristors and function in similar modes, except that they are triggered by light instead of gate current. The advantage of...