The thyristor is a 4-layer, 3-terminal, semiconductor switch. It can handle more power than any other semiconductor switch. The foundations of thyristor characteristics and control are laid out in this chapter. This provides a base for device comparison, so that the right choice of switch can be made for each particular application of power conditioning.


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  • R. S. Ramshaw
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooOntarioCanada

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