Electronics Handbook/Components/Silicon Controlled Rectifier/Gate turn-off thyristor

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Gate turn-off thyristor (GTO)[edit]

A gate turn-off thyristor (GTO) is a special type of thyristor, a high-power semiconductor device. GTOs, as opposed to normal thyristors, are fully controllable switches which can be turned on and off by their third lead, the GATE lead.



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