A thyristor blocks the current in one direction only like a diode, but it can be controlled in this direction. Capacity can be adjusted by dephasing the moment of starting controlled by the thyristor as well as the cut-out point with mains control or the pulse width with direct current. For 6 years the OBB have been using thyristor locomotives and have obtained interesting information on profitability, power factors and reductions in the number of problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Austrian Federal Railways

    Elisabethstrasse 9
    1010 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Breyer, W
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 15-18
  • Serial:
    • OBB-Journal
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Austrian Federal Railways

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM