The rheostat tests of the 2TE10U mainline locomotive have been passed successfully

At the very beginning of 2021, workers of the Ukrainian Locomotive Company completed repair and conducted rheostat tests of the 2TE10U mainline locomotive.
Rheostat tests are a diagnostic procedure in which the voltage of the diesel generator is redirected from the traction motor of the locomotive to a special installation (rheostat), which allows recording individual parameters of the generator's operation.


The given technical manipulations are standard. Their purpose consisits in:

  1. running in the repaired diesel generator;
  2. setting up the electric circuit of the locomotive;
  3. checking the performance of power and auxiliary mechanisms that ensure the normal operation of the locomotive.

Mainline locomotive 2TE10U has successfully passed rheostat tests and is ready to go online.