Talk:Dynamic braking (locomotive)

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UK/US terminology[edit]

In the UK, Dynamic braking is an umbrella term covering both Rheostatic braking and Regenerative braking. In the US, Dynamic braking seems to be a synonym for Rheostatic braking. Is this correct? If so, I will add an explanation in the article. Biscuittin (talk) 09:49, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Non-locomotive use[edit]

It appears this term is used in industrial and electric vehicle contexts too. This article appears to cover railroad use only!? --Treekids (talk) 19:43, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Dynamic braking on steam locomotives[edit]

This article implies that dynamic braking only applies to electric locomotives, but my understanding is that steam locomotives also use forms of dynamic braking known as counterpressure and countersteam braking which use air and steam respectively to achieve retardation through the cylinders and drive. Can we please include these other forms in the article with appropriate links? Bermicourt (talk) 16:42, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Requested move 1[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Not moved for now. Jafeluv (talk) 09:24, 27 April 2012 (UTC)


Dynamic brakingDynamic braking (locomotive) – The term "dynamic braking" is used in industrial electric motors and electric vehicles as well as railroads. This article is about the railroad use of the term and that's fine since there is a lot of good content on it but the name should be more precise. There is sufficient content here and on other pages to create a stub for a general purpose Dynamic braking article. Jojalozzo 15:45, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose per WP:PRECISION, at least until the general purpose article is created (either in userspace or under a temporarily qualified title). -- JHunterJ (talk) 17:05, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose per JHunterJ. Would be willing to consider this once a draft article has been created, but not before. Jenks24 (talk) 20:33, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
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Request move 2 - with draft general purpose replacement[edit]

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The result of the move request was: pages moved. Andrewa (talk) 14:16, 5 May 2012 (UTC)



Dynamic brakingDynamic braking (locomotive) – Per previous RfC above, I drafted a new, general purpose Dynamic braking article here. Jojalozzo 17:53, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

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Hydrodynamic braking[edit]

Hydrodynamic brake or Dynamic braking#Hydrodynamic braking requires its own article! Peter Horn User talk 21:15, 11 October 2012 (UTC) Peter Horn User talk 21:18, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

See also Fluid coupling and Fluid dynamics. Peter Horn User talk 21:30, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
And Hydraulic drive system. Peter Horn User talk 21:33, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Principle of operation (Field power source)[edit]

Different sources of electric power for field are listed. The list lacks accumulator/battery (used in e.g. trams). Would it be simpler to rephrase the list by just mentioning that external source of current is needed to create magnetic field? Dm5 (talk) 05:22, 21 August 2014 (UTC)