2,400KW THYRISTORIZED AC ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES FOR ZAIRE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

Locomotives adopting thyristors for the power circuit are in increasingly wide use worldwide. They tend to constitute the mainstay of alternating current electric locomotives. This article presents the features, specifications and structure of such a locomotive. A schematic diagram of the power circuit is included. The main transformer secondary side is divided into two, each of which is provided with mixed bridge rectifiers consisting of thyristors and diodes. At dynamic braking, one of the two sets of rectifiers is used for control of motor field currents.

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    Hitachi Limited, Publications Department

    Nippon Bldg, #6-2, 2-chome Ohtemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Kouno, T
    • Toba, M
    • TAKAHASHI, H
    • Matsutake, M
    • Kiwaki, H
    • Miura, S
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: p. 265-272
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM