Fast HV Thyristor Switches, HTS 41-300-MCT – HTS 81-300-MCT – HTS 101-300-MCT

Specifications

  • 4kV at 3kA (pk) or 8kV at 3kA (pk) or 10kV at 3kA (pk)
  • MCT Technology
  • Low Conduction Loss
  • 200A Turn-Off Capability

Typical applications

  • Piezo Drivers
  • Flash Lamp Drivers
  • Crowbar Circuits
  • Power Pulse Generators

These solid-state switches are designed for high voltage high peak current switching applications such as piezo drivers, flash lamp drivers, crowbar circuits and power pulse generators. The switching modules described here are developed an the basis of a new type of thyristor, the so called MCT (MOS Controlled Thyristor) Thyristor switches made of MCTs combine low on-state conduction loss, high surge current capability and a certain capability for active turn-off. The turn-off capability is specified by the Maximum Controllable Turn-off Current rating Ioff(max). Provided this absolute maximum rating is not exceeded, the on-time of MCT switches can be controlled between the Minimum On-Time ton(mjn) and infinity simply by the duration of the control signal.

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