Is a SCR a thyristor?

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Yes, SCR is a thyristor. Thyristor is the family and SCR is the member of that family but SCR is universally known as thyristor.
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Description : Why SCR is called as thyristor?

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Answer : Triggering of SCR using opto-coupler:  A simple opto-coupler based triggering circuit for SCR is shown in the figure. An optocoupler or opto-isolator is a combination of light source ... is small size and light weight device. iii)Interfacing with logic circuits is easily possible.

Description : Draw the circuit diagram of battery charger using SCR and explain it’s working.

Answer : Battery charger circuit using SCR: The figure shows the battery charger circuit using SCR. A 12V discharged battery is connected in the circuit and switch SW is closed. The singlephase 230V ... not fired. In this way, after full charging, further charging is automatically stopped.

Description : Explain the thermal triggering method of SCR. Enlist different triggering methods of SCR.

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Description : Explain working of AC circuit breaker using SCR with circuit diagram.

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