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thyristor

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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    A solid-state semiconductor device, and the primary component of the phase-control dimmer. SCRs, SSRs, and Triacs are all types of thyristors. Upon its introduction in the 1950s, began to replace the vacuum tube s and saturable-core reactor s in stage lighting dimmers.
     

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