go to the Gate turn-off thyristors (GTO) product page Anonymous asked on Feb 8th, 2017 in Gate turn-off thyristors (GTO)

What is the difference between a GTO and an IGCT?

Katja Fröhlich, Communications Manager

ABB's answer

The IGCT is a hard driven GTO. Hard driving is enabled by the integrated gate unit of the IGCT (Integrated Gate-Commutated Thyristor). Thus, IGCTs can be operated without the need of a snubber.


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