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Braking Resistors

Not all braking resistors are the same -

REOhm is the answer for modern inverter technology

When an electric motor works as a generator (electromotive brake), the braking resistor protects the machine from a voltage rise in the DC link. At the same time, the reduction of current leads to a speed reduction of the engine and helps to brake the machine.

REO braking resistors achieve a better heat dissipation and better dynamic behaviour by filling heat conducting material surrounding the wound body. 
REO resistors are short-circuit proof and self-extinguishing. They guarantee a high level of operational safety and are overload-proof in case of short-term loads for your applications (e.g. wind power engineering, railway engineering and automotive engineering).

  • REOHM series 156

    Max. continous power: 1.500 W

    BW 156
    • Resistance values: 1 - 1000 Ohm
    • Continuous power: 400 - 1500 W
    • max. operating voltage: 1000 V

    Resistances of REOHM Series 156 are characterized by their high power density with a small mounting area. Due to their high degree of protection up to IP66  they can be used even in particularly aggressive environmental conditions  (eg salt spray). The resistors are available as braking resistors , charge-, attenuation,- and filter resistors or as UL version.


    As BW (Braking resistor)


    When an electric machine operates as a generator (Electromotive brake), the brake resistor protects the machine from a voltage rise in the intermediate circuit. The current reduces als the speed of the machine. 


    As R (Charging resistor, damping resistor, filter resistance, etc.)


    The charging resistor is a current limiting resistor for the charging and discharging of capacitors and limitates for example the current flowing into the intermediate circuit capacitor inrush current. For this the device must be designed for a high single pulse energy and nominal voltage. The inductance of the resistor contributes to limit the inrush current, so wirewound resistors are the right choice.


    As UL version


    In addition to the high protection class IP66, the profile resistors REOHM 156 are also UL-certified and have a power of 50W up to 7.500 W (as combination).


     


    Maximum energy with minimum space



    • This unit is very compact with high power

    • In case of failure of resistor, this will become highly resistive.

    • Suitable for IP 66 applications

    • Test voltage: 2,5 kV AC (at 900 V rated voltage)


    Optional



    • With temperature switch

    • Cover for protection against high surface temperatures



  • REOHM series D 158

    Max. continous power: 60.000 W

    BW 156
    • Resistance values: 2,5 - 850 Ohm
    • Continuous power: 1000 - 60000 W
    • max. operating voltage: 1000 V

    The series D 158 can be used as braking or load resistor for drive technology, industrial applications, test fields, E-Mobility and railway engineering with integrated water cooling. Thanks to localised, optimised cooling, high outputs can be generated in the smallest space with low heat generation. It is also possible to deploy it in areas with high ambient temperatures.


    The resistors are available as braking-, load-, or highvolt resistors.


    Applications:



    • Drive technology, frequency converters

    • Railway

    • E-Mobility

    • Test systems


     


    Maximum energy with minimum space



    • Protection IP20 up to IP66

    • Test voltage 2,5 kV AC

    • Ambient temperature: -15 to +80ºC

    • Other fixing points or power ratings on request



    Optional



    • With temperature switch


     

  • REOHM series NTT R D 158

    Max. continous power: 2600 W

    BW 156
    • Resistance values: 0,1 - 1 Ohm
    • Continuous power: 100 - 1210 W
    • max. operating voltage: 4200 V

    The resistor NTT RD 158 is a water-cooled damping resistor, which is used for traction in railway applications. The resistor is used in series with filter capacitors in the 1.5 kV and 3 kV DC network. 


    For this purpose, the device must be designed for a high single pulse energy and nominal voltage. The inductance of the resistor contributes to limit the inrush current - here are wirewound resistors the right choice.


    The advantage of the resistance unit NTT R D158 is that 4 damping resistors are housed in one unit. This means a compact construction and low cost when connecting the resistor.


    REO high-voltage resistors are designed, produced and certified specifically for the railway technology. The specially designed winding technology allows a higher withstand voltage due to the spatial separation of the wires. The use of railway-compatible, high quality materials, together with the complete encapsulation in profile design lead to protection classes up to IP 65.


    Maximum energy with minimum space



    • Continuous output: 2600 W

    • Max. operating voltage: 4200V

    • Resistance value: 0,1 - 1Ohm

    • Average pulse load: 1x per hour 20kWs - within 100ms

    • Maximum pulse load: 20x per year 120kWs -within 20ms

    • Protection class: IP00-IP65

    • Other ratings upon request


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