Can I replace ACS108 TRIAC with BTA08 ?

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by mido_ameer, May 13, 2013.

  1. mido_ameer

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 31, 2011

    I have a dead Electrolux washing machine with only ACS108 triac is dead which is the triac driving the water pump

    I checked out the datasheet an the only thing I did understand that it is designed for inductive and resistive loads and the water pump drains less than 100mA.
    I didn't understand anything about the AC characteristics stuff
    My question is, Can I replace it with BTA08 Triac or the BTA acquires more current to drive that will damage the microprocessor driving the whole board.
    and is it safe or should I provide a 100 mA fuse, a simple BJT to provide more current to the BTA's gate or what ? ​