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Hyundai-Kia lauds Eaton’s Breaktor technology

Hyundai-Kia has named Eaton’s Breaktor circuit protection technology “Best Technology” in its electrification category. Power management company Eaton developed Breaktor as a circuit protection system for EVs that combines the functions of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into one coordinated device. “Our technology fills a unique need in the growing EV market,” said Kevin Calzada,… Read more »

Eaton showcases smart breaker EV charging technology

Power management company Eaton has expanded the residential demonstration area within its Experience Center in Pittsburgh. As vehicle electrification continues to have a cascading impact on energy infrastructure, Eaton installed its latest smart breakers and EV charging infrastructure to show visitors how these technologies can contribute to home energy management strategies for the benefit of… Read more »

GSA expands contract with Eaton to include EV infrastructure

Eaton, a provider of “intelligent power management” products and services, has long done business with the US General Services Administration (GSA), the federal agency that manages the government’s property and physical assets, notably the massive federal vehicle fleet. Now Eaton’s contract with the GSA has been expanded to include EV charging infrastructure products and services… Read more »

Eaton joins EU-supported Flow Consortium to develop V2X technology

Power management specialist Eaton has joined a pan-European research project aimed at developing V2X technology. The research will focus on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) capabilities, including work on Eaton’s proprietary Buildings as a Grid energy management system. Supported by the EU’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation program, the €9.87-million ($10.41-million) project will span four… Read more »

Eaton launches new battery disconnect unit for EVs

Eaton has introduced a new battery disconnect unit (BDU) for EVs that acts as an on/off switch to the battery for different EV operating modes such as charging and driving. The BDU can be linked to Eaton’s Breaktor circuit protection technology, which provides current switching and resettable bidirectional short-circuit protection. The company says, “Eaton’s Breaktor… Read more »

Eaton introduces new line of DC-DC converters for commercial vehicles

Eaton has introduced a new line of DC-DC converters designed for the electrical systems of commercial vehicles. “DC-DC converters are an essential part of our eMobility product portfolio and are used in a variety of vehicle applications,” said Director of Technology Development for Eaton’s eMobility business Ben Karrer. “Many commercial vehicle manufacturers are transitioning to… Read more »

Proterra’s ProDrive to use Eaton’s 4-speed medium-duty transmission

Proterra plans to use an EV transmission made by power management company Eaton’s eMobility business. Eaton’s 4-speed medium-duty transmission will be installed in ProDrive—a Proterra drivetrain used in its ZX5 electric transit buses. The company says the transmission has “electric gearshift actuation that enables manufacturers to use smaller, more efficient motors.” “Our 4-speed transmission provides… Read more »

Eaton to supply circuit protection tech for 800-volt European EVs

Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business has received a contract to supply its Breaktor circuit protection technology to an unnamed European vehicle manufacturer for use in multiple models of 800-volt EVs. The Breaktor technology is a new circuit protection solution for EVs that combines the function of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into a single… Read more »

Eaton consolidates commercial and light-duty EV products into new business unit

The Vehicle Group of power management company Eaton has consolidated its EV transmissions, gearing and differentials into a new ePowertrain business unit. Eaton provides 2-, 4- and 6-speed transmissions for commercial EVs, which enable clutchless shifting through a traction motor. The company says that, in comparison to the direct-drive transmissions common in EVs, its multi-speed… Read more »

Eaton buys EV connector manufacturer Royal Power Solutions for $600 million

Eaton has acquired US-based Royal Power Solutions for $600 million. “Growth opportunities tied to the electrification of our economy are accelerating, and Eaton is fully participating through our mobility and electrical businesses. The addition of Royal Power Solutions enhances our ability to capitalize on this secular growth trend across our eMobility, aerospace and electrical businesses,”… Read more »