Electric & Diesel Trains


Firecomms fiber optic solutions deliver on the harsh demands of the electric and diesel train industry, ensuring the integrity of control, signalling and passenger data not be compromised by the harsh environment in which these applications operate. Firecomms has developed light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the stresses and strains placed on equipment in electric and diesel trains. Our light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest optical output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free transmissions every time.



Benefits of Firecomms Fiber Optics for High-Speed and Urban Transport Applications

Firecomms products with Plastic Optical or Plastic Clad Fiber (POF/PCS) links offer many advantages in high-speed electric and diesel locomotive applications:

  • EMI/RFI immunity ideal for harsh and noisy environments, such as high voltage converter and traction control or MV bus communications
  • Galvanic isolation between transmitter and receiver, ideal for complying with, or extending creepage and clearance distance requirements
  • Visible spectrum operation enables eye-safe, fast troubleshooting
  • Low power consumption, transmitters capable of operation at 3-4mA
  • Durable , flexible and lightweight
  • Resilient to bending and vibrations
  • High reliability for extended machine uptime
  • Industrial temperature in range of -40 to +85ºC
  • Reduced maintenance cycle time provides up to a 20-year lifecycle on transceivers and cables
  • Simplified field installation for easy termination of large core optical fibers in custom distances


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Electric & Diesel Trains Solutions Guide


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