Patent Number: 6,294,886

Title: Supply system for an electric traction vehicle

Abstract: Supply system for an electric traction vehicle equipped with electric traction motors (M1 to M4) supplied by a traction system and pantograph means (2) for connecting the traction system (1) to a catenary (3), characterized in that it furthermore comprises in combination, an autonomous supply device carried on board a vehicle and including a kinetic accumulation of energy system (5) having a rotating machine with rotor forming a flywheel and operating either as a motor, or as a generator, means (2, 18) for connecting the kinetic accumulation of energy system (5) in the charging regime to the mains supply during stoppages of the vehicle in stations, and in the discharging regime, to the traction system (1), the said kinetic accumulation of energy system (5) being a system for recovering the braking energy of the vehicle.

Inventors: Gibard; Philippe (La Rochelle, FR)

Assignee: Alstom France SA

International Classification: B60L 11/18 (20060101); B60L 11/00 (20060101); B60L 11/16 (20060101); H02K 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018