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solid state relay application with lamp

In the circuit shown, the optocopuler is used as a solid state relay and the triac acts as a switch. i would like to know how the resistor values and capacitor value was chosen.

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R6 and C2 together form a low-pass filter with a time constant of 22.1 µs, which gives a cutoff frequency of about 7200 Hz. This serves to limit the amount of high-frequency powerline noise that gets to the optoisolator. The main concern is to limit false triggering caused by excess dV/dt (fast voltage transients), but without creating so much phase shift that it defeats the zero-crossing feature.

R6 and R7 together serve to limit the peak current through the optoisolator and the gate of the main triac.

It is the combination of these requirements that ultimately dictates the values used for the three components.

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Thanks for that – user39463 Mar 30 '14 at 15:15

Try the following link:

RC Snubber Networks for Thyristor Power Control and Transient Suppression

It covers this particular topology on page 10, upper right corner and includes tables and discussion.

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