Sliding contact power transfer is feasible throughout the economical range of high speed intercity ground transportation. Noncontact power transfer is not practical at present. Dividing line between the overhead catenary approach and alongside contact rail concepts is somewhere around 200 mph. Catenary distribution will very likely carry 50 kv, 60 Hz single phase power, while contact rails will most probably deliver three-phase, 60 Hz power at about 15 Kv.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The conference was held September 22-26, 1969.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Intersociety Conversion Eng Conference (4th)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • WARD, E J
    • Lawson, K L
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 778-794

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 699096 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM