Disconnecting and connecting under load.
The function of the pneumatic main switch is to disconnect the current flow between the overhead contact line and the electrical equipment of the locomotive. Our low-maintenance load switches ensure reliable spark quenching and can be switched in phase-controlled mode.
|Nominal voltage||15kV / 25kV|
|Nominal frequency||16.7Hz / 50Hz|
|Maximum voltage periodic||19kV / 30kV|
|Nominal current Thermal||1'000 A|
|Breaking current||25 kA|
|Rated short-time current||40 kA; 100ms|
|Rated Surge Current||63 kA|
|Switch-on time||< 60ms|
|Switch-off time||< 60ms|
|Power consumption control circuit||34W|
|Lifetime||250'000 switching operations|
|Actuation pressure||5 to 10 bar|
|Air consumption per switching cycle||1l|
Environment & Safety
|Ambient temperature||-35°C to +70°C|
|Impact and vibration resistance||according to IEC 61373|
|Isolation||Creepage distance / striking distance to EN50124-1|
- Simple VHS
- Double VHS
- Fully insulated
Main switch in double version.
Due to the precise production and the well thought-out construction, the maintenance costs fall to a minimum.