Braking resistors

On electrical locomotives braking is achieved by both mechanical brakes (drums & disks) and electrical brakes, which are usually high performance rheostat type resistors. Gridex resistors equip the French high speed train, the TGV, which requires a powerful braking system, and other types of transport such as local trains and trams which have frequent braking cycles.

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