Triac TC161-160-5 (TS161-160-5) – Stud Symmetrical Thyristor, 160A 500V
Stud Triac TC161-160-5AS ENERGITM is general purpose stud (flexible lead) triac, also known as TS161-160-5. RMS on-state current IT(RMS)M – 160 ampere, repetitive peak forward and reverse blocking voltage VDRM/VRRM – 500V. Stud triac are designed to convert and control DC and AC currents. "Air-cooled heatsinks O series for stud devices" for triac thyristor cooling are also available to order.
Triacs, also known as Symmetrical Thyristors, can pass current in both directions. If a positive pulse is applied to the control circuit, only the positive half of the sinusoidal current (1 quadrant) will pass through the triac. If a negative opener current is applied to the control circuit, the triac will pass a sinusoidal current through the main circuit (3 and 4 quadrants).
Air heat sinks are used to cool the symmetrical thyristors. To provide reliable thermal and electrical contact with the heatsink a tightening torque Md must be observed during assembly. For better heat dissipation of thyristor during assembly, heat conducting paste is used (this is a recommendation and is not a prerequisite for installation).
Features: thyristors are supplied in stud with flexible lead design. Pin assignment: flexible power lead - main lead 1 (conditional cathode), triac base - main lead 2 (conditional anode), flexible wire leaving base of main lead 2 - additional main lead 2 (auxiliary cathode), flexible wire leaving housing - control electrode. Triacs TC161-160-5 (TS161-160-5) (160A 500V) are used in DC and AC power circuits of electrical installations and in semiconductor power converters.
Triacs AS ENERGITM have the following features: low static and dynamic losses, wide values of VDRM/VRRM, extensive experience of using the devices in various industries, range of voltages from 100 to 9000 V and amperages from 10 to 15000 A, high resistance to thermal and electric cycling, natural or forced air cooling.
The technical specifications and parameters of triacs TC161-160-5 (TS161-160-5), datasheet PDF, outline drawing and dimensions are listed below.
Our company provides a quality guarantee for triacs of 2 years from the date of purchase. When supplying thyristors, if necessary, we provide technical passport and certificate of conformity.
The final price for stud thyristors depends on the voltage class, quantity, delivery terms, manufacturer, country of origin and form of payment.
General specifications of Stud (Flexible Lead) Triac TC161-160-5 (TS161-160-5) (160A 500V):
|Stud Triac specifications||TC161-160-5
|RMS on-state current (Case temperature)||IT(RMS)M (TC)||160 A (85ºC)|
|Repetitive pulsed closed state voltage; repetitive pulsed reverse voltage||VDRM/VRRM||500 V|
|Surge on-state current||ITSM||1.6 kA|
|On-state threshold voltage||VT(TO)||1.0 V|
|On-state slope resistance||rT||2.6 mΩ|
|Repetitive peak off-state||IDRM||20 mA|
|Critical rate of rise of off-state voltage||(dVD/dt)cr||4-100 V/µs|
|Critical rate of rise of on-state current||(diT/dt)cr||40 A/µs|
|Gate trigger direct current||IGT||200 mA|
|Gate trigger direct voltage||VGT||3.5 V|
|Temperature of p-n junction||Tvj max||125 ºC|
|Thermal resistance, junction to case||Rth(j-c)||0.15 ºC/W|
|Controllability quadrants||1, 2|
|Recommended heatsinks||Heatsinks||O171, O271, O371, O471, OM101|
Part Numbering Guide for Stud Triac:
|TC||–||Triac, Thyristor Symmetrical (alternative marking "TS") AS ENERGITM|
|161||–||Triac type (stud type).|
|160||–||RMS on-state current IT(RMS)M, Amp.|
|5||–||Voltage class VRRM / 100 (Nominal voltage – 400 V).|
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Heat sinks for power stud thyristors:
Heat sinks (radiators) are used for cooling of power semiconductor devices in stud design.
Heat sinks of coolers are made of aluminum radiator profiles and do not require additional protective coating when used in various climatic conditions.
See for more information about heatsinks: "Air-cooled heatsinks for stud devices".
Tips and recommendations for power thyristors:
The power thyristors should not be operated for long periods of time at their limit load for all parameters. In this case, the safety factor is determined by the required degree of reliability of the device.
Replace a failed power thyristor with a thyristor that matches the parameters of the one being replaced.
Supercooling must be provided when operating in an environment with an elevated ambient temperature.
Periodic cleaning of power thyristors and coolers to remove dust and contaminants is recommended to ensure proper heat dissipation.
Inductive current dividers (often twisted toroidal wire) should be used to equalize currents between power thyristors connected in parallel. The most popular connection methods are closed circuit, common coil circuit, or power thyristor. The efficiency of current dividers in this case is determined by the cross section of the magnetic wire.
Prevention of voltage unbalance when power thyristors are connected in series is achieved by using shunt resistors connected in parallel with each thyristor. Voltage equalization in transient conditions is provided by connecting capacitors in parallel to each thyristor.
It is strictly forbidden to touch power thyristors under high voltage during operation.
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