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Standard High folded modules such as DC-DC converters have changed the way that many manufacturers are working to implement high-voltage products throughout passenger and freight rail. The standard modules are often miniaturized and designed to withstand better control environments. The voltage output on these systems is now more regulated than ever before and the items are designed to operate at a greater operation standard.

Many DC to DC modules fall into groups that are based on the proportional input voltage. The best products on the market provide proportional output over a wider input range. Positive and negative supplies are generated from the same module and this can deliver a better level of high-voltage output. A standard regulated DC to high-voltage DC module is a much more accurate and linear type of control but it can provide low noise and extremely stable output.

Regulated modules are an alternative approach that changes the input to output isolation. Distributed power solution approaches involve the design of a high-voltage module that removes the chassis-mounted and high-voltage power supply. These extremely versatile solutions can be used as several building blocks to create custom power solutions that are more centralized and more reliable in certain applications.

Introducing one of these modules can help to reduce the amount of time that it takes to install these items in a working locomotive system, it can improve operations by reducing size and weight as well as reduce the overall cost of manufacturing and development.

As well as introducing improved flexibility and a greater rate of agency approval, these are solutions that will make sure that the future of rail voltage modules will save time, money and maximize efficiency in the process. If you would like to learn more about these solutions for your company, contact us today.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Swartz Engineering. For nearly a half a century, Swartz Engineering has been at the forefront of industry safety. They are a family-owned company specializing in power distribution for the electrical industry. They are the leading manufacturer of DC 82 relay. DC 82 relay is designed to be used on light and heavy rail systems.

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