silicon controlled switch


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silicon controlled switch

[′sil·ə·kən kən′trōld ′swich]
(electronics)
A four-terminal switching device having four semiconductor layers, all of which are accessible; it can be used as a silicon controlled rectifier, gate-turnoff switch, complementary silicon controlled rectifier, or conventional silicon transistor. Abbreviated SCS. Also known as reverse-blocking tetrode thyristor.
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