Gate Turn Off Thyristors
Dynex Semiconductor is committed to the continued manufacture of GTOs to service the maintenance market that exists because of the long service life of traction equipment.
Dynex GTO Thyristor Range
The Gate Turn-off Thyristor has an inherent fast turn-on but is really designed to be turned off from a high current making it useful in PWM and chopper circuits. Dynex Semiconductor’s range of GTOs was primarily designed for use in railway traction and light rail propulsion drives and auxiliary converters although they have found use in other applications such as early STATCOMs.
Applications for GTOs are those that require DC to be turned on and off in a controlled manner. Such applications include AC motor inverters, choppers and DC-DC converters.
- Double side cooling
- High reliability in service
- High voltage capability
- Fault protection without fuses
- High surge current capability
- Turn-off capability