frequentflyer wrote: ↑Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:30 pmSo are the Sprinters doing the same 2 or 3 roundtrip cycles as the AEM7s?Yes but the technology inside the box is different and more electrically intensive (100% regenerative braking). The software and hardware safeties are also vastly different from the AEM-7 (DC or updated AC).
Again ... No "toaster fires". AEM-7s were kind of "dumb" in a way that many of the engineers here seem to have loved. They would let you push them to the absolute limit and beyond. For those who knew what they could get away with I would imagine it was great.
Number of ACS-64s lost or disabled by electrical fires to date: 0
They might have a bad record on failure while underway but they do not have "Phoenix Syndrome".
(correct me if I'm wrong ... )