Thyristor Switching using Snubber Circuit S…

Thyristor Switching using Snubber Circuit

Snubber circuits are used for limiting the rate of change in voltage or current (di/dt or dv/dt) and overvoltage during turning ON and OFF the circuit. A Snubber circuit is the combination of resistors and capacitors connected in series across the switch like transistor or Thyristor for the protection as well as for improving performance. Snubber circuits are also used across the switches and relays to prevent arcing.