Collection: IGCT/IGBT

IGCT (Integrated Gate-Commutated Thyristor):

  • The IGCT is a specialized type of thyristor used in high-power applications.
  • It combines the characteristics of traditional thyristors (SCRs) with gate turn-off capability, making it suitable for high-voltage and high-current applications.
  • Industries use IGCTs where they require precise control of electrical power, such as controlling electric motors, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission, and other high-power applications.

IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor):

  • The IGBT is a semiconductor device used for switching and amplifying electrical power.
  • It combines the advantages of both MOSFETs (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors) and bipolar transistors.
  • IGBTs commonly find use in variable-frequency drives (VFDs), motor control, power inverters, and other applications requiring high-efficiency switching of electrical power.