In Reply to: Thyristors posted by Alan Lobock on 12/28/00 at 5:32 PM:
I have worked on thyristors for 10years now in the field of design of Induction Heating Generators, and have built successful prototypes for the jewelry and metal melting industry.
I have enough experimental reasons to believe that a Thyristor is:
1- A power workhorse
2- Sturdy enough to accept simple electronic circuitry (at least in my induction heating generators) to operate them if the proper working voltages are chosen.
They are used in numerous applications such as:
1- Induction heating ,and melting of metals this being a wide field to name a few: heat treatment, suface hardening of metals (gears, axles, stamping moulds etc..), metal melting, metal vacuum refining, metal vacuum extraction, vacuum heat treatment, etc..
2- Polyphase generation of alternating currents
3- Synchronization of 3phase generating systems such as if two electric generators need be synchronized to double the generated power.
4- Any type of of high current power switching
Please feel free to contact me for specific questions on thyristor driven induction heating systems .