I've built this triac test circuit here: https://320volt.com/en/triyak-tristor-test-devresi/
My transformer only delivers 10.5 V, however.
I've tested some triacs which seems to work well. Both LEDs light up when the button is pressed.
However, when releasing the button the LEDs turn off.
I've already reduced the load resistor from 470 Ohm to 100 Ohm to 10 Ohm hoping that this would make the triacs latch. This increases the current from 22 mA to 105 mA to 1 A.
I've double and tripple checked my circuit, everything seems to be fine.
The datasheet for the BTA16-800B states a holding current of 50 mA.
What could be the reason that the triacs don't latch even with a low load resistor?