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Mercury Arc Rectifier

View a Video of an Operating Rectifier Mercury Arc Rectifiers were used to convert Alternating Current (AC) power to Direct Current (DC) power. They were used by Edmonton Power starting in the 1920s until they were phased out in the 1990s. Mercury ...
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Synchronous Converter

The Synchronous Converter was typically used to provide Direct Current (DC) for electrolysis in smelting, for traction motors in mine lifts and for street railway systems. The unit pictured had an Alternating Current (AC) input of 834 amps and a DC current ...
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Solid State Rectifier Reliance

Used to Convert Alternating Current to Direct Current From the Edmonton 360 Sub 104 St. x 104 Ave. Supplied DC power for the operation of Edmonton’s trolley Buses
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Solid State Rectifier GE

Used to Convert Alternating Current to Direct Current From the Edmonton Transit system Supplied DC power for the operation of Edmonton’s trolley Buses. Came from Man and His World  Montreal Expo 67 Installed in 1978-9 at the Westwood bus ...
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Slate Electrical Panel

The panel pictured on the left is from one of the Direct Current (DC) motor generators installed at Rossdale Power Plant before 1915. In the 1960s it was used to control DC power from a motor generator set, which was a back up for the generator exciters ...
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Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

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The museum is open May 20, July 22 & 23, and Sept 9, 2017.

We are also open to groups by appointment.

If you wish to arrange a tour please contact us via our contact form or at the postal mailing address.

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about a mile and the museum will be on your right.

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