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Posts Tagged: Eaton

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 »

Vehicle as a grid: Bi-directional and intelligent power management EV solutions (Webinar)

Imagine a place where unseen technology powering our world is all around. Products and systems enabling an energy transition, power our vehicles and are integrated within our homes and cities, connecting us all. With a world-class portfolio of EV products and global expertise in electrical infrastructure development, Eaton’s “Everything as Grid” approach is addressing the… 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 »

DOE awards Eaton $5 million to develop turnkey fast charging system

The DOE has awarded power management company Eaton $4.9 million for a program to reduce the cost and complexity of deploying DC fast-charging infrastructure. Under the three-year program, Eaton will develop and demonstrate a compact turnkey fast-charging solution that is anticipated to reduce costs by 65% through improvements in power conversion and grid interconnection technology,… Read more »

Eaton launches new line of differentials for electrified vehicles

The Vehicle Group of power management company Eaton has launched a new lineup of differentials for electrified vehicles that it says offer comparable performance to those of legacy ICE  vehicles. Eaton says its Traction Control family of differentials can provide improved traction in adverse conditions and improved stability while trailering.  The company offers a full… Read more »