Ignition and control devices for thyristors

Control your power converter systems with the REOTRON MDZ

MDZ ignition and control devices are designed for the regulation of external power semi-conductors and power converter systems, for example in galvanising. They contain one controller each for current and voltage regulation.

In the voltage regulation mode of operation, the output voltage that has been pre-set using the nominal value will be held constant by an internal control circuit. Load variations or mains voltage fluctuations have as a result no influence on the output voltage.

  • REOTRON MDZ

    Thyristor firing & control unit: Cabinet mounting version (IP 20)

    REOTRON mDZ
    • Input voltage: 3 x 400 V +6 % - 10%
    • Output voltage: 3x0...3xUe V

    The firing & control units MDZ have been designed for the control of current converter installations, e.g. in electroplating plants. They contain one controller each for current and vol-tage control. In the voltage control mode, the output voltage is kept constant at a predefined setpoint value by the internal control circuit. Therefore, changes in the load or in the mains supply have no effect on the output voltage.


    When operated in the current control mode, the output current is compared with the setpoint, and corrected accordingly. Hereby, the output voltage can increase to its maximum value. If the preset limits (Imax or Vmax) are exceeded, this is signalled by LEDs.


    If both control modes are used together, the controller with the lower setpoint always has priority. For example, with voltage control and subordinated current control, this means that the voltage controller is in command as long as the permissible current value is not exceeded. As soon as the current limit is reached, the current controller takes over.If the unit is to be operated purely as a voltage or current controller, the respective other setpoint must be set to the 10 VDC reference value.


    Intended for installation in a control cabinet, the unit is mounted in a compact aluminium hou-sing. All electrical connections are made via plug-in screw terminals. The controls for adjus-ting the operating parameters are accessible on the front panel.