Posts Tagged: EV Relays and Contactors

ZETTLER launches two new relay series for EV charging

ZETTLER has launched two new relay series designed for Level 2 EV charging. The AZEV116 and AZEV132 relays are made in accordance with the IEC62752 charging standard. The AZEV116 includes: Electrical lifetime: 50,000 switching cycles 16 A, 277 VAC @ 85° C Short-circuit withstand: ≥ 1.02 kA; ≥ 2.5 kA²s The AZEV132 includes: Electrical lifetime:… Read more »

Fujitsu’s new high-capacity power relay features arc extinguishing plate

Fujitsu has launched the FTR-E3 series, a 150-A power relay that offers a minimum mechanical life of 300,000 operations and minimum electric life of 30,000 operations. The new automotive-grade relay is intended for use in EV battery-junction boxes, fast chargers, solar and industrial inverters, and the DC line of energy storage systems. Measuring 45 mm… 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 »

Fujitsu’s new power relay for on-board EV chargers

Fujitsu has launched the FTR-K5, a 6.6 kW relay for on-board EV battery chargers. The FTR-K5 is a 1 Form A printed circuit board relay. It features a 105º C temperature rating and 8 mm insulation distance between coil and contact. The FTR-K5 also features a 5,000 VAC withstand voltage between coil and contact and… Read more »

Sensata Technologies acquires GIGAVAC for $233 million

Industrial sensor specialist Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) has reached an agreement to acquire privately-held electrification solution provider GIGAVAC for $233 million. Sensata is expanding its positions in electrical protection, thermal management and regenerative braking. The addition of GIGAVAC’s portfolio will enable Sensata to tap into the market for high-voltage contactors, which are critical components of both… Read more »

YM Tech unveils three new DC high-voltage relays for EVs

Contactor specialist YM Tech presented three new additions to its line of DC high-voltage EV relays at Shanghai’s International Lithium Battery Industry Fair. The new EVH400 DC contactor is rated for 400 A and 1,000 VDC. The EVH600 DC contactor is rated for 600 A and 750 VDC. And the EVH1000 is rated for 100 A… Read more »

TE Connectivity announces new compact plug-in contactor for high-voltage applications

TE Connectivity has announced its new EVC 80 for hybrid and electric vehicles. The EVC 80’s crucial feature is its relatively low maximum amperage of 80 A, which allows it to be used as either a main or auxiliary contactor. Its compact design also features improved heat dissipation, and allows it to be used in… Read more »