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Why are SCR's recommended for inductive loads (and not Triacs)?

Hilton

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I have read that SCR's are recommended for inductive loads, while Triacs are not. Can anyone explain why this is so?
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Harald Kapp

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On EEVBlog one quote is:
There is no reason to use dual scr, a single snubberless triac can do the same job with the same reliability and is easier to trigger than dual scr's.
Omron states:
Thyristors connected back-to-back or a triac can be used for Solid-state Relay switching elements.

Unless you experience very high dv/dt a triac should be perfectly useable.
 

Hilton

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Great thanks. I will give it a try. This may have been an outdated recommendation.
 
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