Posts Tagged: Eaton

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… Read more »

Eaton launches transmission for heavy-duty EVs

The e-mobility business of power management company Eaton has launched a four-speed transmission for heavy-duty commercial EVs. Designed for Class 7 and 8 vehicles, the new transmission features fine-pitch helical gears and low-noise operation. Eaton said its new gearbox does not have a clutch and is synchronized via the traction motor. The transmission is scheduled… Read more »

Eaton launches Breaktor high-voltage protection device for EVs

Power management company Eaton has launched a high-voltage circuit protection device called Breaktor. The new circuit protection device for EVs combines the function of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into one solution for high-power battery and inverter systems. Breaktor features less than 5-millisecond actuation up to 1,000 volts and 30,000 amps. The device is also… Read more »

Eaton’s new supercapacitor offers increased voltage

Power management company Eaton has released a next-generation XLR-51 supercapacitor module, extending the MLR module line to 51.3 V and 188 F. Designed for rugged applications, each module includes integrated cell voltage management circuity, over-voltage alarm, and a temperature output. The XLR supercapacitor modules are comprised of 18 individual XL60 supercapacitor cells. The 48 V… Read more »

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 »