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A TRIAC from Triode for Alternating Current, is a genericized tradename for an electronic component that can conduct current in either direction when it is triggered (turned on), and is formally called a bidirectional triode thyristor or bilateral triode thyristor.

TRIACs are fundamental to DMX Dimmer packs and control the current to the Light if they fail the current will not be 'dimmed' thus resulting on the light staying on full brightness. They can usually be replaced in DMX Dimmer packs and they tend to fail when a Bulb for example in a Par Can Fails and causes a short circuit.

For more information check out TRIAC and Dimmer

dmx_definitions/triac.txt · Last modified: 2013/03/12 22:03 by

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