Convertor plant roller contact connector for convertor plant

  • US 5,117,346 A
  • Filed: 04/18/1991
  • Issued: 05/26/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A converter plant comprising at least one valve assembly comprising one or several electrically series-connected valves, said valve assembly being suspended from a supporting structure by a suspension device arranged at an upper end of the assembly, and a transformer connected to the valve assembly by a flexible connector, wherein said connector comprises at least two parallel, non-insulated straight conductors, one of said conductors being fixed to the valve assembly and the other of said conductors being fixed to the transformer, said conductors being electrically interconnected via at least one roller contact element comprising two contact rollers arranged on a common shaft, said contact rollers being pressed by means of at least one spring against the conductors, said connector further comprising two coaxial, electrically conducting tubes arranged in axially spaced relationship to each other, the confronting ends of said tubes each being fixed to a respective one of said conductors.

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