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Working with Triacs and SCRs. Includes 28 practical circuits.

How to use silicon rectifiers.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jan 1963 (v.6#1) pg. 100

Simple light dimmer and motor speed control using a silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR). The theory of the SCR is also explained.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Mar 1966 (v.9#2) pg. 87

Power semiconductors. Part 1. An overview of transistors, thyristors, solid-state relays, and integrated circuits which have been designed to switch high currents and voltages.
ELECTRONICS NOW May 1995 (v.66#5) pg. 57

The SCR revolution. An article which shows a large number of basic static switching and control circuits using the silicon controlled rectifier.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Feb 1966 (v.75#2) pg. 23

Using transistors as negative-resistance devices. How to simulate four-layer diodes, SCRs and UJTs.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Jun 1969 (v.81#6) pg. 38

Uses of silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCR) shown in five diagrams of switches and controls.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS #763 Winter 1965 pg. 18

Elementary Electronic's basic course in electricity and electronics. Basic principles of SCR (silicon controlled rectifier) design and operation and how to use them.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1980 (v.20#2) pg. 77

Light dimmer circuit demonstrates the application of both the diac and triac.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Mar 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 27

SCR's (silicon-controlled rectifier), triacs, diacs and quadracs. What are they and how do they work.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Mar 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 37

Learn about thyristors (SCRs, triacs, diacs). A brief tutorial on this most-useful power-control device, plus a step-by-step experiment to study the operation of thyristors and build practical working circuits.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov 1987 (v.4#11) pg. 77

All about thyristors. For power-control applications of any type, from lamp dimmers to overvoltage/overcurrent protection circuits, the thyristor is the way to go.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Mar 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 65

The power of thyristors. Explanation of the triac, diac, silicon-controlled switch (SCS), gate turn-off switch (GTO), Shockley diode, unijunction transistor (UJT), complementary unijunction transistor (CUJT), programmable unijunction transistor (PUT), silicon unilateral switch (SUS) and silicon bilateral switch (SBS).
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Apr 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 57

How to get started in electronics. Part 1: Inside semiconductors. Looks at the diode, transistor, SCRs, LEDs, light detectors, etc.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 44

Introduction to thyristors. How to use diacs, SCRs and triacs to switch and control AC voltages to resistive and reactive loads.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 16
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 5

Basic facts about the SCR, plus a test circuit and some measurements that will help you to become familiar with their actions and usage.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1968 (v.28#1) pg. 53

Silicon-controlled switch. Theory and uses.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1969 (v.31#3) pg. 75

Principles of operation and applications of the silicon controlled rectifier.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1972 (v.2#5) pg. 69

How and why to use a Triac.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1974 (v.5#4) pg. 86

The light-activated silicon controlled rectifier. What it is, how it works, and some circuits to experiment with, including a slave flash unit.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1975 (v.8#5) pg. 109

Triacs and power control. How these solid-state switches work and typical applications.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1991 (v.8#12) pg. 17

SCR, Triac, Diac, and Quadrac. What they are and how they work.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1977 (v.48#12) pg. 70

Using Triacs and SCR's (silicon controlled rectifiers), those high-speed, solid-state switches used in AC- and DC-power control applications. How they work and practical applications. Part 1. Basic SCR and Triac theory.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1987 (v.58#9) pg. 64

Using Triacs and SCR's (silicon controlled rectifiers). Part 2. Twenty-eight practical SCR and Triac circuits.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1987 (v.58#10) pg. 64

Differences between thermistor, varistor, and thyristor are explained.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1987 (v.58#12) pg. 22

AC power control. Using triacs as a line-operated AC power switch, logic-controlled AC power switch, and phase-controlled dimmer switch.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1990 (v.61#7) pg. 63