Traction converters

Traction converters must perfectly match the operators’ needs and enable them to run passenger and freight services efficiently and economically using any conventional power source. These power conversion systems must fulfil severe requirements due to the environmental conditions and vibrations experienced on trains, light rail vehicles, locomotives, wagons and similar applications. Amphenol AUXEL designs customized laminated busbars able to withstand a high partial discharge inception voltage level. Trains are also equipped with auxiliary converters for supplying on-board equipment.

Key systems:

  • IGBT stack / inverter

Main components:

  • Power modules / SiC IGBTs
  • Capacitors
  • Laminated busbars for reducing inductance
  • Inductors
  • IGBT driving systems