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Eaton Unveils Higher Power Fuses for Electrified Commercial Vehicles

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Intelligent power management company Eaton announced today that it is now offering a range of fuses for commercial

Intelligent power management company Eaton announced today that it is now offering a range of fuses for commercial electric vehicles (EVs). The Eaton Bussmann series fuses can handle up to 1,400 amps and 900 volts and can be customized to meet customer specifications. Eaton can increase current capability through design modifications or by paralleling multiple fuses. These fuses will be showcased at Eaton’s booth during the ACT Expo, the largest advanced commercial vehicle technology show, held from May 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We have adapted our fuses to be the ideal solution for electrified commercial vehicles, which require greater power than passenger EVs,” said Kimberley Wakelin, engineering manager, protection EV, Eaton. “Electrified vehicles are propelled by electric motors, which are cyclic and need to perform in harsh environments. This means the fuses must be able to handle such conditions and the vehicle’s vibrations. Our innovative Bussmann series fuses solve that challenge, keeping up with harshness and vibration levels.”

Eaton has a unique position in the market, with more than 100 years of experience in the electrical and vehicle industries. Eaton leveraged its strong grasp of vehicle systems and dynamics and its expertise in electrical systems to develop fuses that can be adapted to customer specifications in the growing electrified commercial vehicle space.

Eaton’s vast global testing capabilities give it the ability to conduct most tests in-house rather than having to outsource testing. “We have the capability to do even the most difficult testing, including environmental, thermal shock chamber and vibration rig tests,” Wakelin said.

Eaton partners early in the vehicle development process with global OEMs to develop custom fuse solutions for electrified commercial vehicles. Once developed, Eaton simulates the system to ensure its longevity.

As recently announced, Eaton is expanding manufacturing capacity of its fuses with the opening of a new, state-of-the-art assembly plant.

Learn more about Eaton’s line of electrified commercial vehicle fuses.

SOURCE: Eaton

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