gate-turnoff silicon-controlled rectifier

gate-turnoff silicon-controlled rectifier

[¦gāt ¦tər‚nȯf ′sil·ə·kən kən‚trōld ′rek·tə‚fī·ər]
(electronics)
A silicon-controlled rectifier that can be turned off by applying a current to its gate; used largely for direct-current switching, because turnoff can be achieved in a fraction of a microsecond.