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Thyristor conducts when the anode voltage is greater than cathode and when the current provided to Gate.
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Answer : By using some circuit the forward DC current of thyristor is forced to zero is called forced commutation.

Answer : Natural commutation is also called as line Communication. The turning off of thyristor due to AC supply is called natural commutation or line commutation. If the thyristor is connected to AC supply ... connected to positive and anode terminal get connected to negative, this turns off the thyristor.

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