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Homework Help: SCR triggering

  1. Oct 13, 2008 #1
    what will happen when a SCR is heated.will it turn on the SCR at a value much lower than breakdown voltage?
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  3. Oct 13, 2008 #2


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    Thread moved from EE to Homework Help.

    vvkannan, what do you think will happen? And what do you mean by "breakdown voltage"? SCRs do not work on a breakdown principle.

    Why don't you take a look at some typical SCR datasheets, and tell us what you see in terms of temperature-dependencies in the graphs in the datasheets. Then we can discuss what you are asking about.
  4. Oct 13, 2008 #3
    I thought about it but i felt it will not fit into homework questionS category.Sorry for the mistake.
    Its not 'breakdown' as i had mentioned.Its 'breakover'.sorry
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