FABED Jumper Cables

 
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Something I recently learnt which might be of interest to others was that CF5023 and CF5025 were the two single deck interurban power cars fitted during 1967 with Fabed jumper cables for trials preparatory to the advent of S10 set. 

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  electrax Assistant Commissioner


Something I recently learnt which might be of interest to others was that CF5023 and CF5025 were the two single deck interurban power cars fitted during 1967 with Fabed jumper cables for trials preparatory to the advent of S10 set.
"electrax"


Geoff Moss's book, at p58, mentions the testing of new jumper cables being considered for double deck in 1967, the two cars mentioned above being fitted with Fabeg - not Fabed - cables. Electrical connections were provided by a 36-pin arrangement, in which there was a permanent anchorage for the cable under the off-side front window (CF5025) and a receptacle under the driver's window on CF5023.

  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Geoff Moss's book, at p58, mentions the testing of new jumper cables being considered for double deck in 1967, the two cars mentioned above being fitted with Fabeg - not Fabed - cables. Electrical connections were provided by a 36-pin arrangement, in which there was a permanent anchorage for the cable under the off-side front window (CF5025) and a receptacle under the driver's window on CF5023.
electrax

Haven't checked the Goninan cars yet, but some of the Comeng motor cars only seemed to have had them at the No.2 (driving) end, whereas the jumper cables seemed to have been pretty well standard at both end of the trailers.
  Goose Chief Train Controller

Haven't checked the Goninan cars yet, but some of the Comeng motor cars only seemed to have had them at the No.2 (driving) end, whereas the jumper cables seemed to have been pretty well standard at both end of the trailers.
electrax
Comeng and Goninan are the same.

Motor cars have a jumper at both ends and a receptacle at the No2 end.

Trailer cars have a jumper at the No2 end and receptacles at both ends.
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Comeng and Goninan are the same.

Motor cars have a jumper at both ends and a receptacle at the No2 end.

Trailer cars have a jumper at the No2 end and receptacles at both ends.
Goose

thanks for that info.
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

thanks for that info.
electrax
FABEG Patent US4549783 - Connector for optically connecting an electrically-energizable light source.

http://www.google.com/patents/US4549783

http://en.era-contact.com/era-contact/historie
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

FABEG Patent US4549783 - Connector for optically connecting an electrically-energizable light source.

http://www.google.com/patents/US4549783

http://en.era-contact.com/era-contact/historie
electrax
By my reckoning, the following Sydney suburban double deckers were fitted with FABEG cabling:  

Tulloch motor cars - C3801 -C3804.

Tulloch trailer cars - T4839 - T4895.

Comeng motor cars - C3741 - C3765, C3805 - C3986.

Comeng trailer cars - T4921 - T4987.

Comeng driving trailer cars - D4011 - D4095 (of which 10 in the last series were renumbered D4001 - D4010).

Goninan motor cars - C3001 - C3080, C3501 - C3608.

Goninan trailer cars - T4101 - T4170, T4171 - T4274.

Goninan driving trailer cars - D4096 - D4099.
  244hseriesalco Chief Train Controller

By my reckoning, the following Sydney suburban double deckers were fitted with FABEG cabling:  

Tulloch motor cars - C3801 -C3804.

Tulloch trailer cars - T4839 - T4895.

Comeng motor cars - C3741 - C3765, C3805 - C3986.

Comeng trailer cars - T4921 - T4987.

Comeng driving trailer cars - D4011 - D4095 (of which 10 in the last series were renumbered D4001 - D4010).

Goninan motor cars - C3001 - C3080, C3501 - C3608.

Goninan trailer cars - T4101 - T4170, T4171 - T4274.

Goninan driving trailer cars - D4096 - D4099.
"electrax"


Dont know what a FABED jumper or recepticle is, but the type currently fitted to the whole fleet is made by WILCO. WILCO was taken over by CLIPSIL but original WILCO stuff is still produced. Recently (like two weeks) we were advised that the complete recepticle assembly is no longer made, only some parts such as the backerlite inserts, pins etc will be made in future.

Most (if not all) electrical inter-car or multiple unit connections on the NSW Railways were made by WILCO, the only other manufacturer was MARACHELL who now make the 415volt AC auxiliary supply jumper heads and recepticle, used on Tangara (for shore supply) C sets K sets & V sets. Also Endeavour/Xplorer have them for shore supply/stand by. All electrical equipment uses Amphenol cannon plugs (and some specific connectors in Tangaras).

Do you have a photo of these FABED jumpers/recepticles?
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Dont know what a FABED jumper or recepticle is, but the type currently fitted to the whole fleet is made by WILCO. WILCO was taken over by CLIPSIL but original WILCO stuff is still produced. Recently (like two weeks) we were advised that the complete recepticle assembly is no longer made, only some parts such as the backerlite inserts, pins etc will be made in future.

Most (if not all) electrical inter-car or multiple unit connections on the NSW Railways were made by WILCO, the only other manufacturer was MARACHELL who now make the 415volt AC auxiliary supply jumper heads and recepticle, used on Tangara (for shore supply) C sets K sets & V sets. Also Endeavour/Xplorer have them for shore supply/stand by. All electrical equipment uses Amphenol cannon plugs (and some specific connectors in Tangaras).

Do you have a photo of these FABED jumpers/recepticles?
244hseriesalco
I've found some websites for the FABEG system and other references. There are diagrams for various sub-items. I'll dig them out in the next couple of days.
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

The double deck interurbans don't have an external mounting for the jumper cables. They seem to "disappear" through the ends of the car body.
  244hseriesalco Chief Train Controller

The double deck interurbans don't have an external mounting for the jumper cables. They seem to "disappear" through the ends of the car body.
"electrax"


Interurbans have exactly the same system/jumper/recepticle as the suburban sets except for a couple of key differences.

The difference is the jumper heads have a locating slot that is engaged by a dowl pin inside the recepticle. On interurbans the slot is cut at 12'oclock and the suburbans cut at 6'oclock. Also the slopped locking tabbs on the jumper head (that the recepticle uses to pull the jumper into the recepticle and compress the pins) are also cast to match the position of the jumper head locating slot. Therefore if you twist the jumper on an interurban and attempt to fit it to a suburban the locating dowl prevents engaging of the head into the recepticle.

The interurban recepticles are tucked up under the head stock and are under mounted, were as the suburbans are horizontally mounted on the car end.

Hope this helps.
Regards
244hseriesalco
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

I'm about to go through the listing of Fabeg and related products on the website, including a reference to WILCO.  There is a photo taken at Valley Heights of the front of CF.5025 interurban motor car showing the cabling (the interurban train is adjacent to 36-class 4-6-0 3654 on a railfan tour over the Blue Mountains).  The photo, taken in June 1967, appears on p210 in the "Single Deck Interurban Electric" chapter of the "Coaching Stock of the NSW Railways - Vol.3 - Electric Cars".

Cable coupling for electrical current lines and light conductors. Fabeg GmbH.
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4303301.html

Railway technology - Sectors - Railway technology cable - formerly FABEG.
en.era-contact.com/branchen/bahntechnik

History Cable assembly, electrical couplings, contact systems- Acquisition of FABEG in 2000.
en.era-contact.com/era-contact/historie

Traction industry applications using PMA products
http://www.rangerhong.com/PMA/traction_application/list.htm

Fabeg GmbH Patents
http://www.patentgenios.com/assigneeFabegGmbH.html

I'll dig out the WILCO info I have.

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