A talk about SCRs and thyristors in different sizes, packages and from different points in time. A Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) is a unidirectional semiconductor. It is the solid state equivalent of the thyratron (which I showed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odkbxWpQ0ck ) and hence it is also referred to as thyristor or thyroid transistor. In fact, SCR (Silicon Controlled Rectifier) is a trade name given to the thyristor by General Electric Company.
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