Thyristor / diode module help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Buschy, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Buschy

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    Oct 14, 2010
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    Hi new here so thanks in advance for any help this post may receive.

    I have a piece of equipment (built 1983) that is presently fitted with two MCD55-16i08 Thyristor modules. I cant find any reference to the MCD55 but have found a data sheet for the MCD56-16i08.
    Is anyone familiar with the MCD55 and if so is the 56 an up-spec'd version or at least compatible.
    The original Schematics for the unit show the modules as a 45H160 but i cant find any reference to these either. The MCD55 may have been fitted at a later date.

    If anyone can shed some light on the above i'd be gratefull.

    Cheers
    Buschy
     
  2. timrobbins

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    Aug 29, 2009
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    Manufacturers of those modules often change the part number slightly over the decades, to accound for slight differences in manufacturing. So it is likely that the MCD56 is a direct equivalent of the MCD55.

    You may be able to glean the required rating from the equipment rating plate - is it a power supply/charger of some type?

    Ciao, Tim
     
  3. Buschy

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    Oct 14, 2010
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    G'day Tim,

    Thanks for the reply. There are two of these modules parralled up to control the output of a 3.5KW electro-fishing unit.
    with a selectable output of Max 1000v DC or 700Vrms AC.

    I'm going to try a couple of the 56' as their specs seem more than capable to handle the switching - Tune for maximum smoke!

    Cheers
     
  4. timrobbins

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    You really need to check the device voltage rating being used is appropriate for the circuit configuration - and should include mains high factor, and preferably a 2:1 safety factor.
     
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