Thyristor for controlling transformer

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Umair Ahmed 1

Joined Feb 2, 2017
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I am making a project in which i need to turnoff the transformer when the load current exceed 4amperes. I need to impleent thyristor to turn off the connections. I need to know which thyristors should be used and how it be programmed like via arduino or resberry pi
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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See this for e.g. ACS712 ebay 281752324740.
Also Fairchild app note AN-3006 for interfacing a zero crossing MOC316x/MOC305x etc.
Also known as a Solid State relay.
Max.
 
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Umair Ahmed 1

Joined Feb 2, 2017
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See this for e.g. ACS712 ebay 281752324740.
Also Fairchild app note AN-3006 for interfacing a zero crossing MOC316x/MOC305x etc.
Also known as a Solid State relay.
Max.
We cannot use relay for zero crossing, we need to use a thyristor for turning off the connection.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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That is what the app note shows, a Triac.
The fig 1 in the app note shows such a circuit.
Or SSR.
You also mention you have to monitor the current level?
Max.
 

LesJones

Joined Jan 8, 2017
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You can't connect a single thyristor in series with the AC supply to a transformer as it will rectify the AC and pass DC through the transformer. You can use two thyristors so each one conducts in the opposite direction. You can also surround a single thyristor with a bridge rectifier but any of these solutions are more complex than Max's suggestion of using a triac.

Les.
 
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