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Series and parallel operation of thyristors

November 28th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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New article of our member Nasir about these 2 type of configuration. Feel free to leave a comment.

Thyristors are four layered devices, having a PN-PN structure. Like transistors, thyristors are used as switches and they are considered as ideal switches.

There are some standard available ratings of thyristors. It is not necessary that we will require only those standard rated thyristors. Maybe the need of the hour demands some other value components providing different voltage and current ratings which are not available?

For this purpose, we connect the thyristors in series or parallel configuration. Both of the configurations along with their operation style will be discussed in this article.

Series operation of thyristors

As we know series configuration increases the voltage ratings while the current ratings remain the same. Thyristors of same type do not have same I-V and off state characteristics.

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Series and Parallel Connected Diodes

October 27th, 2014 | 6 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution
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Here’s the next article of the tutorial on Semiconductor Power switching devices. You can also write an article and send it to us by mail.

Diodes are connected inside the circuit in two configurations. These configurations are:

  • Series configuration
  • Parallel configuration

Both of the connection patterns are widely used and will be discussed in this article in detail along with diagrams.


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