- It is used in high performance drive systems, such as the field oriented control scheme used in rolling mills, robotics and machine tools.
- It is used for traction applications because of their lighter weight.
- The GTO is used in inverters.
- The GTO is used in DC drives or DC choppers.
- The GTO is used in AC drives.
- It is used in AC stabilizing power supplies.
- It is used in Induction heater.
- The GTO is used in static VAR compensators (SVCs).
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