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Title: Solid state switch

Abstract

A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1,500 A peak, 1.0 [mu]s pulsewidth, and 4,500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6979237
Patent Number(s):
US 5331234; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-897730
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-132687
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12 Jun 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHES; DESIGN; RELIABILITY; THYRISTORS; TRANSISTOR TRIGGER CIRCUITS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; EQUIPMENT; PULSE CIRCUITS; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; SWITCHES; TRIGGER CIRCUITS; 426000* - Engineering- Components, Electron Devices & Circuits- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Merritt, B.T., and Dreifuerst, G.R.. Solid state switch. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Merritt, B.T., & Dreifuerst, G.R.. Solid state switch. United States.
Merritt, B.T., and Dreifuerst, G.R.. Tue . "Solid state switch". United States.
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abstractNote = {A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1,500 A peak, 1.0 [mu]s pulsewidth, and 4,500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry. 6 figs.},
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year = {Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 1994},
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