Electronic parts manufacturer Rincon Power has announced a new line of battery disconnect switches, the HVBD6Axx series. This hermetically sealed switch serves to isolate a high-voltage system in a compact and robust package.
According to the company, the HVBD6Axx offers 600 A continuous current carry in applications ranging from 12 to 1,000 V DC. The single-pole, single-throw switch features optional auxiliary contacts which can be used as part of a high-voltage safety circuit. Low contact resistance (averaging less than 0.1 mΩ) ensures limited heat generation and energy losses.
The hermetic seal allows the unit to be operated in virtually any environment, while also ensuring that there is no contact oxidation over the life of the switch. The handle features a lock-out hasp for OSHA-complaint lock-out/tag-out functionality.
“Our 600A HVBD Battery Disconnect offers an attractive solution for physically isolating high-voltage systems while allowing for a visual indication that the switch is turned OFF,” said Markus Beck, Rincon Power’s VP of Sales. “The HVBD series has been successfully implemented in a wide range of applications including electric buses, off-road equipment, electric marine and a wide range of high-voltage battery systems.”
Source: Rincon Power