On-board auxiliary power converters

The BNU 600 on-board power converter: a compact and powerful on-board power supply system for streetcars and LRVs

In modern rail vehicles and trolleybuses, on-board power converters perform a complex function by providing a reliable power supply for a wide range of electrical equipment including lighting and PA systems, passenger power sockets, customer information displays and HVAC systems.

Through its companies Kiepe Electric GmbH in Germany and APS electronic AG in Switzerland, the Knorr-Bremse Group supplies leading-edge on-board power supply solutions for almost every kind of rail vehicle in almost every power class.

Outstanding energy efficiency and maintenance-free operation for twenty years and more

Knorr-Bremse’s extensive portfolio of products and services allows it to respond extremely flexibly to a wide range of different customer requirements – the Group is also recognized as a leading partner for modernization projects. Its portfolio includes auxiliary converters for the on-board power supply, HVAC systems, battery chargers and traction inverters and choppers for powering traction motors.

All our products are engineered to deliver excellent reliability and availability, outstanding energy efficiency, low life cycle costs and maximum ease of maintenance. Many of our systems are convection-cooled, enabling maintenance-free operation for twenty years and more.

The on-board power converters supplied by Kiepe Electric GmbH and APS electronic AG are always tailored to the customer’s specific needs while at the same time forming part of a coherent systemic approach. Compared to rival technologies, our equipment is lighter and takes up less space thanks to its compact design. It can be installed on the roof, in the vehicle’s interior or under the floor.


 

Knorr-Bremse PowerTech is a specialist in advanced auxiliary power supply for all types of rail vehicle – LRVs, high-speed trains, metros, locomotives or long-distance passenger cars. On the basis of our extensive portfolio we develop the right solution for your specific requirements – and of course world-wide service is included.

Product features for regional and long-distance

  • Suitable for UIC-standard input voltages
  • Several individual AC and DC outlets
  • AC output range 15 kVA to 120 kVA
  • DC output range 5 kW to 25 kW
  • Available for installation under floor, on roof or in cabinet
  • Compact and light-weight design thanks to medium-frequency technology
  • Forced-air cooling
  • Parallel switching of AC and DC outlets possible
  • Communication interfaces to vehicle: CAN-Bus, MVB, Ethernet
  • Extensive service software
  • Addition of pre-assembled electrical components

Knorr-Bremse PowerTech is a specialist in advanced auxiliary power supply for all types of rail vehicle – LRVs, high-speed trains, metros, locomotives or long-distance passenger cars. On the basis of our extensive portfolio we develop the right solution for your specific requirements – and of course world-wide service is included.

 

 

Product features for urban mass transit

  • Suitable for input voltages of 600/750 V DC and 1500 V DC
  • AC output range: 15 kVA to 200 kVA
  • DC output range: 7 kW to 20 kW
  • Available for roof-mounted or underfloor installation
  • Compact and lightweight design thanks to use of medium-frequency technology
  • Forced air, convection or water cooling
  • Emergency start device
  • If required, integration of switching and circuit-breaker component
  • Parallel switching of AC and DC outlets possible
  • Communication interfaces with vehicle: CAN-Bus, MVB, Ethernet
  • Extensive service software

Product features for urban mass transit

  • Suitable for input voltages of 600/750 V DC and 1500 V DC
  • AC output range: 15 kVA to 200 kVA
  • DC output range: 7 kW to 20 kW
  • Available for roof-mounted or underfloor installation
  • Compact and lightweight design thanks to use of medium-frequency technology
  • Forced air, convection or water cooling
  • Emergency start device
  • If required, integration of switching and circuit-breaker component
  • Parallel switching of AC and DC outlets possible
  • Communication interfaces with vehicle: CAN-Bus, MVB, Ethernet
  • Extensive service software

 

Product features for regional and long-distance

  • Suitable for UIC-standard input voltages
  • Several individual AC and DC outlets
  • AC output range 15 kVA to 120 kVA
  • DC output range 5 kW to 25 kW
  • Available for installation under floor, on roof or in cabinet
  • Compact and light-weight design thanks to medium-frequency technology
  • Forced-air cooling
  • Parallel switching of AC and DC outlets possible
  • Communication interfaces to vehicle: CAN-Bus, MVB, Ethernet
  • Extensive service software
  • Addition of pre-assembled electrical components

Systems for Rail Vehicles

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Knorr-Bremse GmbH
Beethovengasse 43-45
A-2340 Mödling
Tel. +43 2236 409 0
Fax. +43 2236 409 2412
E-mail: wolfgang.woess@knorr-bremse.com

-------------------------------------

Sales office Czech Republic
Tel./Fax. +420 469 696 620
Mobile: +420 607 810 640
E-mail: jiri.vytlacil@knorr-bremse.com

Share