Statcon Electronics India Ltd. completed the supply of SMPS based battery chargers for the telecom application between Bhaupur-Khurja Section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC).

The order for these battery chargers was given to Statcon Electronics India Ltd. by Alstom Systems India Pvt. Ltd. who is the main contractor of this section of EDFC. The complete order on Statcon Electronics was awarded last year in the current financial year was for SMPS based 48VDC battery chargers from 25A to 150A ratings, VRLA batteries, DC Distribution boards, Spare Cell Chargers, Spares and Accessories.

The installation and commissioning of these chargers was also included in the scope of Statcon Electronics which is ongoing in full swing.

The added feature of these SMPS based battery chargers is an “Ethernet Gateway Device” which is a RS-232 to LAN converter. All the indications, alarms and real time metering provided in the battery charger is sent to a “Network Monitoring System” (NMS) server installed in the “Operation Control Centre” (OCC) of the EDFC.

From the OCC an operator can easily monitor these Status and alarm indications of all the stations. The voltage and current parameters can be monitored in graphical form also for a defined period of time for analysis purpose. The data can be retrieved for a particular station and for a defined period of time.

Statcon Electronics India Ltd also gets the order of SMPS based battery chargers for the telecom application between Rewari-Makarpura Section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC). This order for the SMPS battery chargers was given by Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. The main contractor for this section of the WDFC is S.A.F.E. consortium. These SMPS chargers are also installed with an “Ethernet Gateway Device” for “Network Monitoring System” through a central server installed at operation control centre (OCC) of this section of WDFC.

Two batches of these chargers are already supplied to the customer.

It is notable that the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCCIL) is formed under the Ministry of Railways and it is responsible for planning, development and construction of these corridors constructed dedicatedly for the movement of heavy goods.

The EDFC is constructed between Ludhiana (Punjab) and Dankuni (West Bengal) while the WDFC is between Jawaharlal Lal Nehru Port Trust (Mumbai) and Dadri (Uttar Pradesh).