Advantages of TRIAC
1. Triac turns OFF when the voltage is
reduced to zero.
2. Single gate controls conduction in both
3. Triac with high voltage current ratings
4. Triac is a bidirectional device, it conducts
in both direction.
Disadvantages of TRIAC1. Gate has no control over conduction once
Triac is turned ON as in the case of an SCR.
2. Triac has very high switching delay.
3. Triac is not suitable for DC power
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