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Description : Describe the working principle of Thyristor operated dimmer with the help of circuit diagram.

Last Answer : Thyristor operated dimmer: A popular thyristor operated dimmer circuit employ TRIAC-DIAC phase control for low AC power control. During each half-cycle, the capacitor charges through (R1+VR1). When the ... time constant {C (R1+VR1)}. Thus by reducing VR1 the lamp brightness can be increased.

Description : Thyristor can be protected from over voltages by using

Last Answer : Thyristor can be protected from over voltages by using Voltage clamping device

Description : Leakage current flows through the thyristor in

Last Answer : Leakage current flows through the thyristor in Forward blocking mode and Reverse blocking mode.

Description : What is meant by firing angle of thyristor?

Last Answer : The point at which SCR is triggered is known as firings angle of thyristor.

Description : Is a SCR a thyristor?

Last Answer : Yes, SCR is a thyristor. Thyristor is the family and SCR is the member of that family but SCR is universally known as thyristor.

Description : How is a thyristor used to convert AC to DC?

Last Answer : thyristor

Last Answer : Yes ,it is one of the main advantage using thristors as a  switch in DC  circuit ,it has a high current gain

Description : Explain thyristor gate drive circuit.

Last Answer : Thyristor Gate Drive Circuit: The thyristor can be turned on by pulse voltage signal at gate terminal and it does not require continuous drive signal like the transistor. The gate ... circuit provide required minimum gate voltage and gate current then the thyristor conducts properly.

Description : parallel operation of MOSFET can be done more easily as compared to thyristor. why?

Last Answer : Parallel operation of MOSFET can be done more easily as compared to thyristor because the resistance of MOSFET is increases with increase in temperature. MOSFET have the positive temperature coefficient. In ... the parallel operation of MOSFET can be done more easily as compared to the thyristor.

Description : what are the disadvantages of thyristor?

Last Answer : Disadvantages of thyristor The silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) is unidirectional devices, so it can control power only in DC power during positive half cycle of AC supply. Thus only DC power is ... cycle. It cannot be used at higher frequencies. The gate current cannot be negative

Description : write short notes on thyristor CSI .

Last Answer : Current-source inverter (CSI) is an inverter with a DC current input. Current source inverters are most commonly used in very high power AC motor drives.

Description : Thyristor controlled phase angle regulator

Last Answer : Thyristor controlled phase angle regulator

Last Answer : By using some circuit the forward DC current of thyristor is forced to zero is called forced commutation.

Last Answer : Natural commutation is also called as line Communication. The turning off of thyristor due to AC supply is called natural commutation or line commutation. If the thyristor is connected to AC supply ... connected to positive and anode terminal get connected to negative, this turns off the thyristor.

Last Answer : No we cannot turn off normal thyristor using Gate.

Last Answer : Thyristor conducts when the anode voltage is greater than cathode and when the current provided to Gate.

Last Answer : Thyristor have three terminals anode, cathode and Gate.

Description : thyristor can be turned off by?

Last Answer : Thyristor can be turned off by making anode potential equal to cathode potential or by making anode potential less than cathode potential.

Last Answer : Thyristor commutation means turning off thyristor.

Last Answer : Thyristor can only be turned on by small gate pulse but it cannot be turn off by using gate hence thyristor is called semi controlled device.

Last Answer : Thyristor can be turn on by positive gate pulse and the current will continue to flow through the device even when the gate voltage is low hence thyristor is called latching device.

Description : Thyristor Switched Capacitor (TSC)

Last Answer : Thyristor Switched Capacitor (TSC)  TSC is a static compensator. TSC is use for compensating reactive power. Compensation is required for voltage regulation, increasing stability, ... compensating device like TCS phase angle between voltage and current can be maintain.

Description : what is TCSC?

Last Answer : Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC)

Description : Draw the structural diagram of GTO. Explain briefly the switching behavior of GTO with the help of appropriate voltage and current waveform.

Last Answer : Gate Turn Off Thyristor (GTO) Conventional Thyristor can be turned on with gate terminal but can not turn off from gate terminal. But in case of Gate Turn Off Thyristor (GTO), we can turn it on and off ... subdivided as storage period (Ts), fall period (Tp) and tail period (Tt).

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