BTA100-800 Thyristor I have opened an ACMC100 to see the TRIAC used inside as I wanted to know the actual potential of this voltage controller. I was surprised to find a BTA100-800 inside which is a very powerful 100A bidirectional thyristor. Although if original, this thyristor can easily handle 10000W of load provided that the internal PCB and the connectors can handle the load. I have posted the teardown video of ACMC60-1 on the research cell videos channel. You can see the video to see the internal circuitry of this controller. Also don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel to see latest technical videos.
ACMC60 Wiring Diagram Controller Wiring Diagram: It is very easy to use ACMC60 and ACMC100, there are 3 connectors at the back of the controller. One is the common point which should be used to connect the neutral wire of both the input and the output side. (Be careful though as the common neutral connector is not in the center instead it is on the side.) Then insert the live wire of your output Load (e.g. bulb, motor, heater etc) in the output connector and tight the screw. Then finally, insert the live power wire into the “input” connector and tight the screw. Check the connections once again to make sure you have connected them correctly and you are ready to power it.
ACMC60 and ACMC100 can be used to control the speed of single-phase AC motors and fans. Dimmable lights and even heaters can be controlled with this controller. You can also control the output voltage of a transformer-based power adapter by controlling the input voltage of that transformer using ACMC60. I have even controlled my grinder using this controller which is shown in my YouTube video.
ACMC60 and 100 are non-isolated voltage controllers which means even if you turn their power knob to minimum still you can get a fully lethal shock from the output. Always wear proper electric protection gear while dealing with such controllers and also don’t attempt to use them if you are not qualified to do so.
Posted or Updated On:Feb 19, 2022