Rotary Converter [GEC]

The General Electric Company Limited, Manufacturer

Circa 1920s
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Maker and Role
The General Electric Company Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1920s
Circa 1930s
Description
AC Motor and DC Generator set used for converting alternating current to direct current to power Auckland's tramways and later trolleybus network. From Pt Chevalier Tramway Sub Station. Black.

1000 kW - 570 Volts - 1750 Amps - 750 rpm
Pony Motor: Machine No.B9341 (brings converter to speed and synchronism with AC power supply)
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Copper
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel
Signature/Marks and Type
THE / GENERAL ELECTRIC CO LTD / 100 KW 870 VOLTS / 750 REVS 1750 AMPS / NO B63659 / BIRMINGHAM WITTON ENGLAND Maker's Plate
GEC / WITTON / BIRMINGHAM / MACHINE NO B9341 Maker's Plate
Accession No
2004.317
Credit Line
The General Electric Company Limited. Circa 1920s
Circa 1930s. Rotary Converter [GEC], 2004.317. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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