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Gate Turn-off Thyristor (GTO)

Everything You Need to Know About Thyristors

Thyristors are a fascinating semiconductor device class. They have features similar to diodes and transistors, which are silicon-based solid-state components. As a result, it may be difficult to identify thyristors from diodes and transistors. There are several distinct varieties of thyristors on the market to make matters more complicated. In some cases, the only thing…

Why Is A Transformer Rated In KVA But Not In KW?

Why Is A Transformer Rated In KVA?

The fundamental reason that all AC sources (transformers or alternators) are rated in VA (or KVA or MVA) is that the load attached determines the current power factor. Because the load power factor is unknown (during the transformer manufacturing process), they are rated for resistive loads (PF = 1). Furthermore, why are transformers rated in…