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Traco Power Converters For Railway Engineering

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Modern railway systems are the backbone of public transport infrastructure. As such, they require continuous development and advancement, both in terms of their effectiveness and safety. Voltage converters are key components playing an extremely important role in ensuring railway system reliability and effectiveness. They are responsible for supplying various electric and electronic devices installed in train sets and train stations with the required voltage.

Traco Power is one of the market leaders among manufacturers of state-of-the-art voltage converters. For decades, this renowned Swiss company has been providing solutions that not only support the growing railway sector, but also contribute to environmental protection, by making sure that their products feature numerous innovative technologies.

Traco Power Converter

When it comes to selecting voltage converters for a railway project, the Traco Power product range offered by TME is definitely worth taking into account. These devices are divided into a few product series, and their key advantages are discussed below:

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TEN 20WIR

The compact and durable design of TEN 20WIR voltage converters makes them a perfect solution for demanding industrial applications. Their wide input voltage range, i.e. from 9 V DC even up to 160 V DC, makes them perfectly universal and suitable for use in diverse power supply models. The TEN 20WIR series comprises models with the 20 W output power rating, which guarantees effective power conversion and stable output voltage. Thanks to several output voltage variants (3.3 V DC, 5 V DC, 12 V DC and 15 V DC), it is easy to choose the right device for your application. Additionally, the TEN 20WIR converters offer various levels of protection, including overload, overheating and short circuit protection, even though they are not insulated.

TEN 20WIR – a solution for railway engineering and industrial applications

TEQ 20WIR

The TEQ 20WIR modules are intended for the railway industry, and their most important properties include excellent reliability and state-of-the-art design. Moreover, these compact converters feature a wide range of input voltage, which makes them suitable for diverse operating conditions. Similarly to TEN 20WIR, these values range from 9 V DC to 160 V DC. The TEQ 20WIR series includes models with the 20 W output power rating, at 667 mA or 833 mA. The available output voltage variants include 5 V DC, 12 V DC, 15 V DC, 24 V DC, -12 V DC and -15 V DC, thanks to which a suitable converter for each project can be selected easily. The TEQ 20WIR converters come with overload, overheating and short-circuit protection systems. Their robust enclosure is designed to be installed inside a larger device.

TEQ 20WIR converters come with overload, overheating and short-circuit protection features

TEQ 40WIR

The TEQ 40WIR voltage converters are a perfect extension to the TEQ 20WIR series. Their key characteristics include reliability and cutting-edge design that is compliant with railway application standards. The TEQ 40WIR converters are supplied with voltages from 9.5 V DC to 160 V DC, and their possible output voltage ratings amount to 5 V DC, 12 V DC, 15 V DC, 24 V DC, -12 V DC, -15 V DC and -24 V DC. In contrast to the smaller TEQ 20WIR devices, the TEQ 40WIR converters offer much higher output power amounting to 40 W. Therefore, they can support more demanding applications comprising a larger number of actuators. As you may expect of Traco Power converters, these devices also come with overload, overheating and short-circuit protection systems, which directly translates into their unsurpassed reliability. Note also that the TEQ 40WIR converters can be installed inside larger equipment housings.

TEQ 40WIR output power rating amounts to 40 W

THN 15WIR

Traco Power’s THN 15WIR voltage converters are small-sized devices ensuring both high efficiency and reliability, which makes them a perfect choice for diverse applications. These compact 15 W converters are supplied with voltages ranging from 9 V DC to 160 V DC. On the other hand, their available output voltage rating is 3.3 V DC, 5 V DC, 12 V DC, 15 V DC, 24 V DC, -5 V DC, -12 V DC, -15 V DC and -24 V DC, depending on the model. In the THN 15WIR converters, the input and outputs are galvanically isolated, which safeguards them not only against electromagnetic interference, but also against overvoltage and overloads to greatly enhance the durability and usable life of the system with which they are integrated. Note also that the THN 15WIR converters are characterised by a low level of noise and high energy efficiency, reaching even 91%.

Compact converters with efficiency up to 91%

TEN 60WIR and THN 10WIR

The Traco Power product range also includes TEN 60WIR and THN 10WIR series of voltage converters. The TEN 60WIR converters come with a power rating as high as 60 W, which makes them perfectly suitable for more demanding applications. On the other hand, the THN 10WIR devices are dedicated to less demanding systems, as their power rating is 10 W.

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