AEG clinches on-board battery charger order for German railway

AEG clinches on-board battery charger order for German railway

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Bombardier won a framework contract from Deutsche Bahn for up to 450 locomotives to be delivered by 2023. The manufacturing of the 130 locomotives, which were called off first, started in 2014. The serial production will ramp up in 2015. The ordered locomotives are of Bombardier’s existing Bombardie TRAXX platform.

For the project, AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) developed a customized solution specifically for Bombardier, based around its existing battery chargers, inverters and DC/DC converters. One solution includes three modules each providing 20 A. Redundancy and in-built battery management guarantee continued operation after the first internal failure, therefore ensuring the highest levels of reliability.

Electric locomotives are a challenging environment for on-board battery chargers, converters and inverters, with a wide ambient temperature range from -40°C to +70°C, harsh conditions in terms of shock and vibration, and wide input voltage and frequency ranges.

The new deal extends the long relationship between AEG PS and Bombardier. AEG PS has supplied Bombardier with more than 12,000 modules over the last 15 years for teh company’s locomotive platforms, and the AEG PS products have achieved high levels of reliability in service.

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