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My half wave rectifier graphic is wrong

Here is the circuit we used (BT169 thyristor): And this is the output: In theory it should be a straight line when AC source goes negative. The question is "Why does it go into the negative ...
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High frequency use of thyristors

Can I use an SCR such as BT151 or BT136 (or even a triac such as TYN616), to pass a high voltage(400V) high frequency signal (pulsed DC at 50KHz) for a fixed period? such as 1 second on, then off for ...
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Low Breakover Voltage Diac [closed]

I wanted to know if there is commercially available Diacs with Breakover Voltage of 20V or less. I tried to find in the internet but always ending up to Diacs with Breakover Voltage of around 30V or ...
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B6 rectifier if one thyristor's control device is damaged

This one is a task from the last year's exam in electronics. I have absolutely no idea how to solve this. The task was: a B6-rectifier with thyristors, trigger angle 30°, but the control device of ...
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Will this circuit work as a AC-DC-AC rectifier-inverter?

I'm pretty sure I'm missing one or more things from this circuit and can't figure out what (new to this)! The end goal is that an alternating current will come in, run through the rectifier, then ...
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How can I convert very high, fluctuating, AC voltage to 240VAC at 50Hz?

I'm about to finish a generator-alternator setup which will generate 9-phase AC electricity at (as yet unknown) very high voltage, most likely around 4800V. I'm not sure what the frequency will be, as ...
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What are the two gate leads on a thyristor?

I have a simple question: what is the second gate lead on a power thyristor (see the figure below) ? What is it physically attached to ? I understood that the thyristor turns on when you force a ...
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Why are thyristor stacks hung from the ceiling?

The Wikipedia article on thyristors as well as the one on valve halls mentions that thyristor stacks in HVDC applications can be hung from the ceiling or supported by insulators mounted on the floor. ...
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What is a Thyristor Switched Series Capacitor (TSSC)?

I'm struggling to understand the physical difference between the Thyristor Switched Series Capacitor (TSSC) and the Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC). From this book, I understand that a ...
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High power power regulators - thyristor regulator?

I am currently working on a system design that intends to control heating in different zones. All zones in total is calculated to use approx 340kW (230V). This will be divided into 11-12 smaller ...
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Three-Phase Thyristor Converter Simulation Question

I am required to simulate a three-phase full wave thyristor converter using MATLAB Simulink. The circuit I have so far is given below: The three input sources are 230V each at 50Hz, the first ...
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How to throttle power consumption of a heating coil?

Which is an appropriate but simple electrical circuit to reduce the energy (power) consumed by a heating coil which has an AC feeding without generating an asymmetric load (large DC component, e.g. ...
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Controlling AC devices using ATmega8

I have an microcontroller ATmega8, TRIAC MOC3083 and thyristor M166P. I need to develop and device which will turn on/off lamp(220V). But while I'm developing I don't want work with AC 220V now, DC ...
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Average output voltage of a fully controlled full wave rectifier

What is the average voltage for a fully controlled bridge rectifier with firing angle \$\alpha\$ ? In a lot of web resources it is said to be: $$\frac{V_{max}}{\pi} (1+ cos(\alpha))$$ For example ...
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Why doesn't the leakage currents automatically turn on thyristor?

I understand that when \$TR_1\$ and \$TR_2\$ are ideal transistors, we need an initial \$I_G\$ current pulse signal in \$G\$ to turn on the thyristor. This \$I_G\$ will turn on \$TR_2\$ and the ...
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Optotriac+triac: how do I calculate the gate resistor

I am building a small circuit to turn on/off a 200W heater. I am using a MOC3023 and a BT136. At the datasheet of the the optotriac, this circuit is recommended: My question is how is the 180Ohm ...
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time delay circuit keeping line high

I'd like to create a simple circuit for keeping a line "high" for a few seconds after being triggered high, without any external power. To specify it in more detail: given three inputs, 3.3V, GND and ...
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Turning ON a Thyristor

Well, I've recently started reading about thyristors and I have been stuck by something my instructor said about the turn-on process. During the forward-biased state of the thyristor the junctions ...
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How to build a 2N6027 PUT?

Similar to this question, I need a replacement for a programmable unijunction transistor [PUT]. Specifically, I'm trying to emulate the behavior described in the 2N6028 datasheet. However, I would ...
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Thyratrons: How they work, what they are used for, and how to read their datasheets

I recently ran into an interesting device called a thyratron. I have a basic understanding of thyratrons as gas filled vacuum tubes. I understand that they can switch large amounts of currents and ...
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Switching-on/off 1000V * 1000A in 10ns

I know that kind of things could be done by thyratrons, but wikipedia says that they are being phased out by semiconductor devices. Could anyone suggest which kind of devices can switch on that fast ...
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what is a thyristor

As part of my 2330 lv3 am required to know about thyristors. I just want to confirm my understanding is correct. A thyristor is basically similar to a transistor, only it stays switched on when it's ...
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Replacement for 2N6027

I am working my way through Make: Electronics. For some experiments in this book, you need a 2N6027 programmable unijunction transistor (PUT). The shop I am buying my parts from doesn't have this ...