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Old 01-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Iamnuts Iamnuts is offline
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Just amazed by the numbers.

ABB has just booked the first thyristor orders for a 10-gigawatt HVDC line in China that is, 10,000,000,000 watts of power in a single installation, with a conversion efficiency beyond 99.6%. This is substantially more than the total energy consumption of Switzerland. Each device has the capacity to conduct 6,250 amperes, and will have blocking capability of 7,200 volts. Under normal operating conditions, a single component will switch more than 20 MW of power.