The article reviews the change in emphasis in chopper technology since 1976. Energy savings and electromagnetic interference are the two topics which now concern design and railway administrations more than any of the other features of choppers. The GEC standard chopper circuit is described in detail, showing how each of its features arises out of a particular design consideration. Finally, some other chopper circuits are described to highlight the different compromises that various manufacturers have adopted in response to the conflicting requirements of cost and performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910
  • Authors:
    • Whiting, JMW
  • Publication Date: 1983-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 125-134
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM