Posts Tagged: Eaton

Eaton expands electrification market share with new eMobility business

Power management company Eaton aims to take advantage of increasing demand for EV technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business, which will focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, power distribution and circuit protection. Eaton’s existing line of electrified products includes DC/DC converters, PDUs, hybrid and EV transmissions, and high-voltage fuses. The company… Read more »

Eaton’s new high-current power inductors

Power management company Eaton has launched a new line of automotive-grade high-current power inductors for DC/DC converters, voltage regulators, battery-powered systems, multi-phase regulators and point of load modules. Automotive manufacturers require components that endure a wide temperature range, corrosive conditions, noise, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and shock. HCM1A inductors are compliant with AEC-Q200 Automotive Grade 1,… Read more »

Turnkey drivetrains: UQM, Eaton and Pi Innovo collaborate to help build better heavy-duty EVs

We write about electric buses a lot at Charged. That’s because, as our July/August cover story pointed out, we think that e-buses will inevitably become the top choice for cities and municipalities. This could happen a lot quicker than many people realize, and some have predicted that transit buses will be the first segment in… Read more »

Eaton’s new Bussmann series EV fuses

Power management giant Eaton has introduced its new Bussmann series EV fuses, which are specifically designed to protect sensitive electric and hybrid automotive equipment, including high-capacity batteries, power conversion equipment, contactors, cabling and other auxiliary circuits. With protection as low as 135% of rated current, Bussmann series EV fuses can protect a wide range of… Read more »

UQM, Eaton and Pi Innovo collaborate on electric drivetrain

UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM) has partnered with Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Pi Innovo to develop an electric powertrain system for the medium- and heavy-duty commercial EV market. Eaton will supply a 2-speed transmission, Pi Innovo will provide the transmission control unit, and UQM will contribute its current PowerPhase HD220/HD250 motor and inverter system. The… Read more »

Nissan and Eaton introduce home energy storage system with second-life EV batteries

Nissan and Eaton have partnered to introduce a residential energy storage unit that’s designed to enable customers to take advantage of time-of-use pricing, and to provide back-up power. The xStorage system is powered by twelve second-life Nissan EV battery modules, and will feature smartphone connectivity. Nissan Design Europe will contribute design expertise to ensure that… Read more »

Which companies are the top DC Fast Charger manufacturers?

DC Fast Charging addresses the EV’s greatest drawback, allowing drivers to conveniently add range and making long road trips possible. That’s why fast chargers are popping up like mushrooms along major highways around the world, and the market’s rapid growth is bound to continue. But which manufacturers are supplying most of the hardware? Plugshare’s popular… Read more »

Nissan and Eaton collaborate on second-life EV battery applications

Nissan and Eaton have announced a partnership that will use their respective expertise in lithium-ion batteries and power electronics to create commercially viable energy storage and control centers that offer a productive second life for Nissan’s EV batteries after their days on the road. The two companies will deploy a module that combines retired LEAF… Read more »

Eaton DC hyper charger charges at rates of up to one megawatt

Power management company Eaton has announced an addition to its EVSE product line. The DC hyper charger is designed to serve mass transit EVs such as buses, and is scalable from 250 kW to 1 MW charging rates. Eaton’s engineers collaborated with product testing firm Intertek to devise a testing regimen for the new charger…. Read more »

British Columbia public EV charging stations see rapid growth in usage

A growing number of drivers are plugging into British Columbia’s public EV charging stations. Powertech Labs, a subsidiary of local utility BC Hydro, tracks 350 of BC’s 550 public chargers, and reports that the number of charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014. “Over 40,000 charging sessions were reported in… Read more »