At least 60 percent of today’s home appliances contain electronic devices, and almost 100 percent of “wet” appliances can say the same. This move from electromechanical to digital control can be done with C3 Semi’s High-Temp triacs.
This mini revolution in home appliances is motivated in part by the growing need to reduce energy and water wastes, as well as to promote ease-of-use. Performance and cost efficiencies have always been challenges for home-appliance manufacturers, along with the globalization of the marketplace and its standards. This has changed the face
of AC power controls. When designing a control system, please consider aiming for higher electrical immunity and increased robustness with C3 Semi’s products.
In electronic boards, the triac fulfills the need for compactness. Five times smaller than a relay in the sub-amps range, it offers EMI-free switching operation, a fast response time, a multimillion switching-cycle reliability, and a lower consumption drive.
To further simplify power designs, the C3 Semi’s triac was improved. The snubber circuit placed in parallel with the standard triac was removed, and designers only need to be concerned about the commutation parameter (dI/dt)c, which is selected according to the load turn-off current.
Electronic control improves compressor efficiency by removing the causes of starter Leakages and providing better temperature control.