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Old 07-05-2022, 09:55 AM   #1294 (permalink)
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Call it 5 million watts. Above 1Kv at +1200 amps a corner or 500 v @2400 amps for perhaps 10 seconds total including burnout. Ugly but do able if you're BNSF or UP.

Won't melt the battery wiring, insulation during coast definitely gets hot but within the specs for some silicones, cooling the motors must be a nightmare, batteries must be close to self ignition, compressed Co2 liquid discharge cooling? Must be a metal cover battery box shaped like a new VW. Teensie tires, however. Makes me suspicious of power dissipating claims.

really long charge time? Can't think of anywhere I worked that used the output of a whole substation.
casual notes from the underground:There are some "experts" out there that in reality don't have a clue as to what they are doing.
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