power SCR healthyness

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bathampk47, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. bathampk47

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    Jan 26, 2006
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    how to check power SCR healthyness by multimeter/ CRO.

    regards

    Batham
     
  2. beenthere

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    Hi,

    Your meter should be good for the test. Out of circuit, the SCR should check open C - A and A - C. The gate will show conductance to the cathode, probably in both directions. As long as it is also open when checking to the anode, all should be well.

    If you want to check by o'scope, make sure the circuit common is shared by the 'scope. Otherwise, you may blow up your vertical amp. Probe at some point past the SCR, and see if the waveform is controlled. It should be no more than 1/2 cycle, and show a decrease in conduction as the gate is controlled to smaller conduction angles.
     
  3. chesart1

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