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Build a quick and easy curve tracer to test components. Used in connection with an oscilloscope to check diodes, thyristors, transistors, resistors, capacitors, etc.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.53#7) pg. 9
Correction CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Sep 1997 (v.53#9) pg. 8

Low-cost SCR checker uses go/no-go principle of operation. Est. cost: $5.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Sep 1970 (v.13#5) pg. 81

Quick-test component tester. Use it to find bad components (capacitors, resistors, diodes, transistors, SCR's, and other bipolar junction devices) either in-circuit or out-of-circuit. Used in conjunction with an oscilloscope.
ELECTRONICS NOW Oct 1997 (v.68#10) pg. 53
Correction ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1997 (v.68#12) pg. 24

Semiconductor test set. Easy-to-use test set measures leakage, current, and transistor beta. Will also test diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR).
ELECTRONICS WORLD Nov 1967 (v.78#5) pg. 74
Correction ELECTRONICS WORLD Feb 1968 (v.79#2) pg. 17

LED-indicating tester will check silicon-controlled rectifiers. Est. cost: $5.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1977 (v.17#5) pg. 91

Low-power semiconductor tester checks two- and three-legged solid-state devices, plus SCR's. Modification for testing higher-powered transistors, SCR's, and diodes is also shown.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jun 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 91

SCR tester. Make SCR testing a snap with this simple, easy-to-build, and easy-to-use tester. Use it to test Triacs, LEDs, and diodes too.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1988 (v.5#12) pg. 60
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 4

SCR tester circuit will give you a visual indication.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 24

Simple test circuit to separate SCRs from triacs. Uses a 6-volt battery and a pilot lamp.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1978 (v.1#7) pg. 6

A tester for transistors, diodes, and SCRs.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1987 (v.4#12) pg. 42

Circuit of SCR demonstrator/tester for observing operation of SCR's and for SCR testing.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1965 (v.23#4) pg. 73

Simple SCR tester circuit uses either AC or DC power supplies.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1968 (v.28#1) pg. 78

Tester for silicon-controlled rectifiers. Tells how much gate current is required to hold it in conduction once it has fired. Est. cost: $12.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1969 (v.30#5) pg. 47

Build thyristor tester. Check SCR's and triacs for operation and determine gate characteristics. Est. cost: $60.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1973 (v.4#1) pg. 45

Put your multimeter to use testing semiconductors, SCR's, triacs and your car.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1974 (v.6#6) pg. 94

Build a low-cost transistor tester. It tests small-signal, high-power, or phototransistors, SCR's, FET's and conventional diodes.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1979 (v.15#3) pg. 67

Component tester circuit checks diodes, bipolar transistors, and SCR's, and tests for continuity.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 30

Simple checker for semiconductors. Detects opens and shorts in diodes and transistors, determines PNP and NPN polarity, tests for leakage and checks the triggering of SCR's.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 146

Testing semiconductors. Part 4. Thyristor family including Diac, Triac, Shockley diode, SCR, and unijunction transistor.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1987 (v.58#5) pg. 59

How to separate unmarked SCR's from Triacs.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1990 (v.61#7) pg. 12