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Old 07-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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swede, interesting stuff. Thanks!

I got an email from the Rockler tech guy. He didn't know too much, but dug up that it's a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR). Did some google searching, but much of it is over my head. Anyone got the layman's version of how this applies to controlling a heating element?

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #12
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A SCR is a thyristor. It only allows current to flow when voltage is applied to the gate. Some SSR use SCR's if this makes any sense. Pretty much its a "relay" with no moving parts that switches very fast to control a cycle. Same concept as using a SSR.


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