Transrapid - Power Transfer
Power for the vehicles is provided in a non-contact manner by linear generators independent of any external power. These generators deliver the entire electronic energy needed to feed all of the vehicle's power consumption. The linear generators are integrated in each single pole of the support magnets. This power is used for the hotel functions (interior lighting, HVAC, communications, etc.) Short-stator LIM-based systems need to transfer large amounts of power to run the onboard propulsion systems.
During standstill and in stations and at speeds of below 180 km/h, the required power supply for the vehicles is provided by power rails integrated in the guideway.