better one-SCR or IGBT for induction melting

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by antony.prathiban, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. antony.prathiban

    Thread Starter Member

    May 14, 2008
    could you please anyone suggest and explain me,which device is better either SCR or IGBT for induction heating (induction melting).
    i think most of the medium frequency applications includes igbts than scrs.
    if frequency limitation is with scrs then what ll be the solution.
    could you please any one explain exactly...
  2. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Find the device which will meet your design requirements such as maximum current, maximum voltage, switching speed etc.

    You said SCR but I think you meant GTO (SCR which can be turned on/off with its gate voltage).