Often confused with transistors and sometimes referred to as silicon controlled rectifiers (SCRs), thyristors perform vital functions in AC and DC circuits and are used extensively in industry due to their robustness and reliability.
Thyristors were invented in 1957 but are still used today to switch electric currents ranging from a few milliamps at tens of volts to thousands of amps at thousands of volts. At CD Automation, we supply a full range of thyristors for all kinds of applications.
What is a Thyristor?
Thyristors are made up of four layers of semiconductors, rather than three like a [...]