Patent Number: 6,294,901

Title: Power dimmer

Abstract: The present invention relates to a power dimmer of a load, powered by an a.c. voltage, of the type including a bidirectional switch associated in series with the load, the switch being normally closed and controllable to be opened upon each halfwave of the a.c. voltage.

Inventors: Peron; Benoit (Tours, FR)

Assignee: SGS-Thomson Microelectronics S.A.

International Classification: H02M 5/02 (20060101); H02M 5/257 (20060101); G05F 001/455 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018