Power Electronics is the application electronics which control and manipulate the flow of power to an electrical load. It includes rectifiers, inverters, converters by using power diodes, transistors, and thyristors.
SCR stands for Silicon-controlled rectifier. The SCR is a very important member of the thyristor family. It is more popular than another thyristor family members like TRIAC, and DIAC even though that thyristor is used interchangeably with SCR.
A diode can be connected in forward and reverse bias with a source. In Forward bias connection, a diode conducts current like a closed switch. Where in reverse bias, a diode blocks current like an open switch.
A semiconductor is a type of electrical material, which is used in electronic devices like PN junction diode, transistor and many more a replacement for a vacuum tube. The semiconductor can be intrinsic or extrinsic, where extrinsic has N-type and P-type.
This handbook is a textbook for power electronics Starting from the electronics devices like Diodes, Transistors, SCR and so on. Then Muhammad H. Rashid explains its applications like DC-DC, DC-AC, AC-DC, AC-AC converter.