POWER ELECTRONICS IN A.C. AND D.C. TRACTION SYSTEMS

This article covers the use of thyristors in power circuits for a.c. and d.c. traction vehicles. After discussing the principles of the d.c. chopper and its method of control, a modern regenerative/rheostatic chopper is described. The growth of thyristor control on a.c. vehicles is reviewed and the scheme for a high-power a.c. thyristor locomotive is given. In conclusion the environment in which traction electronics have to perform is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Band, C E
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00054929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM