DEVELOPMENT OF MAIN RECTIFIERS FOR RAILWAY CARS

When JNR began to utilize alternating current traction in the 1950s, mercury-arc rectifiers were used. Later as semiconductor rectifiers were developed in high capacities, these compact units could be installed under the floors of electric cars. Silicon-rectifier thyristors and diodes are now highly developed and reliable, but JNR continues to look for further improvements.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • NUMANO, T
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 15-16
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM