Silicon Controlled Rectifier & the Crowbar Circuit

In this video we take a look at the basics of the Silicon Controlled Rectifier, or SCR. There’s also a little history about the Shockley diode and its evolution into the four layer device with a gate terminal, better known as the SCR. Different methods of latching-on the device are covered, and methods to turn the device off. We build a little tabletop demonstration to show how to actually turn on and off.
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