How to use TRIAC

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  1. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    HI,

    I have got BT136 i want some suggestion before connecting it to power main for controlling load like bulb,etc
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Just Google Triac Light Dimmer.
    More than you need.
    Max.
     
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  5. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    Actually i want to control it by uC.
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    You can use a MOC type optocoupler to connect the TRIAC to the MCU.
    In the datasheet on pages 5 and 6 there are schematics how to connect them.

    Bertus
     
  7. MaxHeadRoom

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    And If you get into controlling heating elements, you may want to look at the zero crossing type MOC3041 etc.
    Max.
     
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