Build a Simple Scr Replacing Latching Switch Circuit Diagram.This circuit provides the tum-on characteristics of an SCR, but turns off with ease. The switch is comprised of three transistors with descending current ratings: Q3 has a high-current rating and Q2 has a medium rating.
The current, !1, to be switched is 15 A. Momentarily depressing S2 removes Ql`s base drive, turning Ql off and allowing Q2 to tum on. Q2 then drives the base-emitter junction of Q3, turning Q3 on. Q3`s collector-emitter voltage, which Â·serves as Ql`s base drive, is essentially zero, keeping Ql off. To tum Q3 off, depress Sl; this action momentarily shunts Q2`s base current to ground, reversing the chain of events that turned Q3 on.