Toggle power off does not eliminate dynamic brake force

Bug #1620802 reported by Kevin on 2016-09-06
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Open Rails
Carlo Santucci

Bug Description

When a diesel locomotive in a consist is toggled to a power off state, per F5 HUD, it no longer contributes pulling force, but it does still contribute retarding force when the consist enters dynamic braking mode. A dead unit should only provide braking force when air brakes or independents are used, but should not contribute dynamic brake force.

Carlo Santucci (carlosanit1) wrote :

Are you sure that in reality it is this way? Pls. open a thread in the ET subforum "Maybe it's a bug" so that this issue can be discussed.

Carlo Santucci (carlosanit1) wrote :

First bug fix in X.3627.

Changed in or:
assignee: nobody → Carlo Santucci (carlosanit1)
status: New → In Progress
Cédric GNIEWEK (sharpeserana) wrote :

Be careful, we're talking about diesel locomotives. Dynamic brake is available on electric locomotives when there is no power (rheostatic brake).

Derek Morton (derek-a) wrote :
Carlo Santucci (carlosanit1) wrote :

Thanks Cédric, is what you say true in general (or at least in most cases), or is it true only for locos that don't have energy recuperation (braking energy sent back to the catenary through the pantographs)?

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