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Application Manual for 200-Ampere Gate Turnoff Thyristor (GTO) or Gate Controlled Switch (GCS).
Final rept. Aug 73-Sep 74,
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The objectives of the Phase I activity were to design, fabricate, and evaluate a gate turnoff thyristor GTO with 75-ampere rms minimum rating capable of interrupting a forward current of at least 200 amperes and a braking capability of 1000 volts. The secondary objective was simultaneous reduction of forward drop from 3 to 2 volts. The objectives of Phase II in general have been to further evaluate the GTO device and to provide a technical manual containing data covering theoretical details of device construction and characterization, methods of application, circuit examples for application, and projections covering manufacturing, reliability, and growth.
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