1976-02-01

Automotive Load Switching Using Gate Controlled, Silicon Controlled Rectifiers 760180

A solid-state device, the gate-controlled, silicon controlled rectifier, or GTO SCR, that can be turned on and off by the application of a signal to its gate can be used in automotive electrical systems as a remote power switch to reduce the complexity and size of the wiring presently required. Device characteristics and ratings are discussed, and sample circuits are described.

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