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Any advice on what an IGBT is?


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Hey all, what is an IGBT in simple terms? What are some of the uses for them? Thought you guys could explain this a little better than wikipedia.
Thank you,


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It's a transistor that uses a insulated gate like a mosfet to turn it on. Instead of controlling it by current it does it with voltage. That is the simple answer from a simple point of view. I'm sure others will give you better more technical explanations though.

This may help - https://www.infineon.com/dgdl/Infin...N.pdf?fileId=5546d462533600a40153574048b73edc
Why would this guy use them in his SSTC instead of mosfets such as irf260 or 460?

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Google said:
Which is better IGBT or Mosfet?
When compared to the IGBT, a power MOSFET has the advantages of higher commutation speed and greater efficiency during operation at low voltages. ... The IGBT combines the simple gate-drive characteristics found in the MOSFET with the high-current and low-saturation-voltage capability of a bipolar transistor.3 Oct 2011


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Plasma parts hard to find. Brilliant picture but technology can't keep up. Plasma heavy on power. Nothing can change that.

Anyway I know nothing as usual.

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