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What are the thyristors and triacs's characteristics of dVD/dt?

Latest Updated:02/01/2008

Question:

What are the thyristors and triacs's temperature characteristics of dVD/dt?

Answer:

The higher the temperature, the lower the dVD/dt.
This is because gate trigger current IGT has a positive temperature coefficient and the sensitivity seems to increase at a high temperature (which means that the thyristor is likely to turn ON by malfunction).
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