Properties of Diodes and Thyristors in Electric Circuits

  • M. Kubát


There exist certain specific parameters and features of power thyristors and diodes whose proper dimensioning is essential for the successful application of power devices in electric circuits. This chapter analyses primarily the role of the applied rate of rise of the blocking voltage dU d/dt or the critical value (dU d/dt)crit; methods of preventing a functional failure of a thyristor due to exceeding the value (dU d/dt)crit are also introduced.


Anode Voltage Relaxation Oscillator Circuit Breaker Parallel Connection Series Connection 
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© Prof. Ing. Milan Kubát, Dr. Sc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kubát
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  1. 1.Department of MicroelectronicsTechnical University of PraguePrague 6Czechoslovakia

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