Power transfer for rail vehicles


Mersen brings our expertise to you with products designed to meet your standards.

Our global experts in traction applications provide experienced and attentive customer service.

Mersen PTRV solutions include:

  • third rail current collectors,
  • on-board switches,
  • fuse boxes,
  • enclosed lightning arresters,
  • earth return current units.

We serve rail train designers, engineering services, and transit authorities.

Current collector device (CCD)

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Current collector device (CCD)

Current collector devices are used by metro to collect the energy from the third rail to energize the Electrical Multiple Unit installed in the trailers. For 40 years, Mersen has offered the largest range of Current Collector Devices in the market with almost 200 applications running every day all over the world.

Fuse box

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Fuse box

For more than 50 years, Mersen has been providing the market with safe, reliable and long-life fuse boxes. Our fuse box product line, one of the largest product ranges on the market today, is rigorously engineered to meet your technical specifications and can be customized to your needs.

Earth return current units (ERCU)

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Earth return current units (ERCU)

Earth Return Current Units (ERCUs), axial or radial, are installed on axles to provide an effective shunt around the bearings. For over 50 years, Mersen ECRUs have protected bearings by virtue of their low contact resistance and permanence of contact.

Switch on board

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Switch on board

Mersen has a switch on board solution that will meet your unique needs. Our standard on board disconnect switches are rigorously engineered to meet your unique technical specifications. 

CANADA - Mississauga, ON
Mersen Electrical Protection & Control

Sales & Engineering & Manufacturing

6200 Kestrel Road
Mississauga, Ontario

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CHINA - Shanghai, Songjiang
Mersen Electrical Power

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No. 6-8, Lane 55, Shu Shan Road, Songjiang District

T: +86 21 6760 2388

FRANCE - La Mure
Mersen Electrical Power

Sales & Engeeniring & Manufacturing

Route de Saint Honoré
Les Revoulins
38350 La Mure

T: +33 (0) 4 72 22 66 11

FRANCE - St Bonnet de Mure
Mersen Electrical Power - PTRV

Sales department

15, rue Jacques Vaucanson
F-69720 St Bonnet de Mure

T: +33 (0)4 72 22 67 00

FRANCE - St Bonnet de Mure
Mersen Electrical Power

Technical services

15, rue Jacques Vaucanson
F-69720 St Bonnet de Mure

T: +33 (0)4 26 29 29 29

Germany - Eggolsheim
Mersen Electrical Power

Sales office

In der Büg 12
D-91330 Eggolsheim

T: +49 9191 7338-0

USA - Newburyport, MA
Mersen Electrical Power

Sales & Engineering

374 Merrimac Street
MA 01950 USA

T: +1 978 462 6662