Eaton’s new Flex Power Distribution Unit for EVs

The e-mobility business of power management company Eaton has launched the Flex Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for high-voltage EVs. The Flex PDU is designed to protect vehicle power electronics from short circuits, crashes and system faults.

Features of the Flex PDU include:

  • Isolation detection
  • Voltage and current sensing
  • Precharge functionality
  • High-voltage interlock
  • Circuit protection and switching capability

Eaton has partnered with Cummins to supply elements for the Flex PDU, which is scheduled to go into production in 2021.

“As power demands in electric vehicles continue to increase, the capabilities of PDUs, which connect the main battery power to the rest of the vehicle, must also increase,” said Scott Adams, Senior Vice President of E-mobility at Eaton. “Our intelligent Flex PDU leverages our industry experience and electrical expertise to ensure complete power protection with enhanced vehicle performance and efficiency.”

Source: Eaton