SIMULATION SHOWS HOW CHOPPERS CAN SAVE ENERGY

Chopper-type controls cause lower energy loss for transit trains than does resistance control of traction-motor voltage. Because choppers do involve first cost and weight penalties, the reduction in electric power demand must be accurately predicted before rolling stock is ordered. These savings depend on physical characteristics of the route, pattern of service, power supply sectioning and maximum overvoltage to be tolerated.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Accession Number: 00195059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM