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Introduction Thyristor

On the following pages you get to know thyristors. Thyristors are not conducting in their ground state. By a small, so called gate signal however, they become conducting. Once conducting, the tyristor remains in this state, even without a gate signal. Only with a new signal, the so called holding signal you make the thyristor non-conducting again.

In the experiments you get to know the difference between p-gated and n-gated thyristors, how to connect them and their properties. You build the basic thyristor circuits and realize how and where thyristors are used in applications.

Before you can start with the first experiments, you need to make a few preparations.

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