Triac for DC load

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by khalid4145, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. khalid4145

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    Jul 22, 2008
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    Hi guys,,,

    Is Triac uesful to switch on/off DC load?? As far as i know, Triac is used for AC applications only!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. Audioguru

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    Dec 20, 2007
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    A triac works on AC or DC. An SCR works only on DC.
    AC is alternating DC.
     
  3. khalid4145

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    Jul 22, 2008
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    But how is the Gate of the TRiac trigered for dc application?? is there any difference for triggering triac in dc or ac applications?
     
  4. beenthere

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