All-in-one converter successfully commissioned for Končar DEMU prototype
10 February 2016 • Author: KONCAR-Electronics and Informatics Inc.
The main task of this particular converter is to transform the incoming power from the diesel-generator power pack into traction power by the propulsion converter part.
The auxiliary power supply converter part supplies energy to the on-board network and the vehicle battery directly from the same DC link. Energy recuperated during braking is fed back into the DC link, where it may be consumed by the auxiliary systems or dissipated into heat by the braking chopper.
All propulsion and auxiliary supply equipment as well as cooling system are integrated into a roof-mounted converter box, while a high degree of functional integration as well as maintenance cost optimized design are realized. The increased power density of this converter enables compact and light-weighted vehicle design.
The converter is similar to the KONTRAC GP 550 DE, the leaflet for which can be downloaded from our website.
For more than two years, three converters KONTRAC GP 550 DE have worked effectively on a DEMU prototype produced by another Croatian manufacturer.
Aside from its drive, the converter’s traction control unit is responsible for controlling a diesel-generator power pack.
Other versions of the converter can be used on diesel-electric shunting locomotives.
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