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Light Dimmer Circuit Using A Triac


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This is a standard text-book circuit. A triac may be considered as two SCR's
(Silicon Controlled Rectifiers)connected in opposite directions. A diac is a gate
trigger device. Triacs, diacs & SCR's are different types ofThyristors.
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A triac is a 3 terminal AC semiconductor switch which is triggered ON when a
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Since the triac is bilateral (2 SCR's connected in opposite directions) the intruders. See the circuit here.
terms anode and cathode have no meaning. So the terms Main Terminal 1 and
2 (MT1, MT2) are used. It is standard to use MT1 as a reference point.
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The circuit controls the average power to a load through the triac by phase
control. The AC supply is applied to the load for only a controlled fraction of
each cycle. The triac is held in an OFF condition for a portion of its cycle then

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Light Dimmer Circuit Using A Triac

is triggered ON at a time determined by the circuit.

Each time the triac is turned on, the load current changes very quickly - a few
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micro seconds - from zero to a value determined by the lamp resistance and
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generates Radio Frequency Interference. It is greatest when the triac is Lighting Fair 2012.
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degree of the mains AC waveform. L-C suppression network is thus used to
suppress these electrical noise.
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Joseph Jeffah · Engineer at Kengen

Your circuit has been very helpful.
Reply · Like · December 14, 2011 at 7:55am

Vu Duy · Vice Director at 5 Gum

thaks so much.
Reply · Like · December 9, 2011 at 8:28am

Mohammad Riaz Khan · Govt school no 1mansehra

we like your all circuit, thnx.
Reply · Like · November 14, 2011 at 1:51pm

Andisiwe Mbotshwa · Joe Slovo High School

ths a gr8t info halaaa.
Reply · Like · September 7, 2011 at 5:57am

Zulkifli Bahri · University of North Sumatra

Can we change triacs and diac with Q4004 or Q4006?
Reply · Like · December 19, 2011 at 3:33am

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