Re: SCR coil questions..was Sam's HIGH POWER...
> The diode has outlasted several SCRs. The main thing that has killed
>is the core still being in saturation. The SCR barely gets warm during
Perhaps the cause of SCR failure is di/dt - if the rate of current rise
is too high then hot spots can appear on the SCR chip leading to failure
- if the core is saturated the inductance of coil may be significantly
less than when ' cold'
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