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crowbar circuit [1 record]

Record 1 1977-03-03


Subject field(s)
  • Electronic Devices
  • Semiconductors (Electronics)

An electronic switching system used to protect high-voltage circuits from damage caused by arc currents. The system places a momentary short across the circuit to be protected.


  • Dispositifs électroniques
  • Semi-conducteurs (Électronique)

Lors d'une surtension accidentelle, le thyristor entre en conduction et court-circuite la charge. C'est le principe du montage crow-bar.


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