The snubber circuit is used in thyristor circuits to dampen the ringing when turning off SCR. An RC snubber protects an SCR against false switching-ON due to high break-over voltage induced by L* di/dt. Thyristor snubber circuit exampled with a reverse polarized Diode “D” and a discharge resistor “R_D”. Here R and C are snubber resistor and capacitor respectively. Values of Snubber Resistor and Capacitor can be determined by reading the snubber circuit design page.



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  2. […] through the diode not through the resistor [13].There is a trade off between the RC and the RCD snubbers. The RCD snubber decreases the power lossduring the turn OFF period compared to the RC snubber. […]