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Is the IGCT really a reliable device considering its complicated gate unit?

Katja Fröhlich, Communications Manager

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The IGCT has a proven track record of reliability in the field which made it a distinctive characteristic of the product among industry specialists. The Gate Unit itself is designed to ensure such operation at all cases and is relieving the converter designer from the additional effort to properly match it with the semiconductor properties.


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