Business Wire

Global OEM Selects Eaton’s Power Distribution Technology for New Electric Vehicle Platform

Share

Power management company Eaton today announced its eMobility business secured a contract to supply power distribution units (PDUs) and Bussmann™ series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for use in a new battery electric (BEV) light-duty commercial vehicle, which is a rapidly growing segment for BEVs. The PDUs are scalable in design to be applied to a wide range of future vehicles within the portfolio.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210406005053/en/

Eaton’s eMobility business has secured a contract to supply power distribution units and Bussmann™ series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for a new battery electric light-duty commercial vehicle. (Photo: Business Wire)

Eaton’s eMobility business has secured a contract to supply power distribution units and Bussmann™ series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for a new battery electric light-duty commercial vehicle. (Photo: Business Wire)

PDUs, also known as junction boxes or fuse boxes, connect the main battery power to the rest of the vehicle, similar to how a home service panel connects the main power source to each of the branch circuits in the house. While distributing power through the vehicle, the PDUs deliver a safety function by providing circuit protection.

Eaton’s eMobility business earned the supply agreement due to the unique features it was able to offer over competitors, including the complete integration of the Bussmann series fuses into the PDUs for protection of four auxiliary circuits.

“Eaton’s extensive experience and application of fuse and circuit protection technology allowed for PDU integration at levels others could not match,” said Kevin Calzada, global product strategy manager, Power Distribution and Protection, Eaton’s eMobility business. “Eaton was able to secure this program through technical agility in the PDU feature design and assuring high reliability in the system.”

Eaton’s eMobility team leveraged its extensive electrical expertise to design a functional and cost-effective product to meet the stringent circuit protection requirements of the vehicle. The PDUs also went through rigorous testing to ensure long-term reliability.

“Fuse durability simulations are unique in the industry and help OEMs reduce risk,” said Calzada. “If not specified correctly, auxiliary fuses can have issues with nuisance trips, but with our experts leading the fuse coordination, we were able to demonstrate high long-term reliability with our fuse sizing analysis.”

The OEM also required the PDUs to offer multiple levels of safety. Eaton’s PDUs have a unique design regarding access to the box to ensure safe repair and service. Additionally, Eaton units feature a test port that allows for an electrical meter to be used as a probe to contact miniature circuit boards that signal if the unit is still charged, preventing the technician from contacting high voltage.

Eaton’s eMobility business was formed by combining products, expertise and global manufacturing capabilities from Eaton’s Electrical and Vehicle Groups. Eaton plans to further develop new products and technologies, including smart diagnostics, intelligent power electronics and predictive health monitoring systems, to strengthen its global capabilities and deliver intelligent electrification solutions to passenger car, commercial vehicle and off-highway customers. Learn more about Eaton’s eMobility business at Eaton.com/eMobility.

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 92,000 employees. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Contact information

Thomas Nellenbach
thomasjnellenbach@eaton.com
(216) 333-2876 (cell)

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Rakuten TV and Samsung TV Plus Reinforce Solid Partnership by Launching Over 166 Channels in 16 Markets20.4.2021 11:30:00 EEST | Press release

Rakuten TV strengthens its ongoing partnership with Samsung Electronics to expand its free content offering on the platform’s AVOD (Advertising-Video-on-Demand) service and launches over 20 of the platform's own and third-party channels on the Samsung TV Plus service across 16 European markets. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210420005300/en/ TV Plus Interface (Graphic: Business Wire) This launch opens new opportunities for advertisers to get in front of audiences across the new regions added to the Samsung TV Plus service, in addition to the possibility of reaching wider audiences through the broadening of channel line-up in territories already live. During April and May Rakuten TV will roll out a total of 166 new channels in 16 markets through TV Plus. With 20 premium channels, Rakuten TV will provide the full channel line-up exclusively for TV Plus as it expands its service into new territories. The roll-ou

Rockwell Automation and Comau Partner to Simplify Robot Integration for Manufacturers20.4.2021 10:30:00 EEST | Press release

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, and Comau, a global leader in industrial automation and robot manufacturer, announced today that they are joining forces to give businesses worldwide vital tools to maximize manufacturing efficiencies through unified robot control solutions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210420005326/en/ Comau Rebel-S (Photo: Business Wire) “Industrial companies are looking for efficient ways to integrate robotics into their operations for process optimization and agility,” said Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO Blake Moret. “Rockwell Automation’s collaboration with Comau will simplify programming and lifecycle management, accelerating time to value for our customers.” Moret said this expansion of robotic applications is rooted in Rockwell’s broader strategy to help industrial companies save ti

iProov Face Verification Selected by itsme® to Support Global Expansion20.4.2021 08:00:00 EEST | Press release

British company iProov has today announced that European digital identity leader, itsme®, has selected iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance® technology to support its global expansion. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210419006005/en/ iProov's Genuine Presence Assurance® technology enables enterprises to securely verify the identity of customers online. (Photo: Business Wire) Launched in 2017 by qualified trust service provider, Belgian Mobile ID, itsme® is Belgium's digital identity app. It is currently used by more than 35% of the Belgian population and is relied on by more than 150 companies in the private sector (banks, insurance companies etc) and by the Belgian government. From now, users in the Netherlands will also have access to itsme®’s trusted ID solution and will be able to securely authenticate themselves and onboard to digital services. iProov will verify the faces of new users, whatever their mobi

Sale of 60.5% of ENGIE EPS by ENGIE to TCC: ENGIE EPS to Become NHOA20.4.2021 08:00:00 EEST | Press release

Regulatory News: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210419005984/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) ENGIE has announced the signing of a Sale Purchase Agreement with Taiwanese company TCC for its 60.5% stake in the share capital of ENGIE EPS (Paris:EPS). TCC, with an over $10 billion market capitalization, is one of the pre-eminent industrial groups in Asia, with activities in battery manufacturing, cement production, power generation, environmental services, chemicals, logistics and infrastructures. TCC has been very active in recent years in developing renewable energy and energy storage systems. The completion of the transaction, executed at Euro 17.10 per share, corresponding to an aggregate consideration of Euro 132 million and an implied Enterprise Value of over Euro 240 million, will be followed, in accordance with applicable regulations, by the filing of an all-cash simplified mandatory tender offer for all outst

Beeline Russia and P.I. Works Expand Partnership Scope with Automated Radio Access Network Planning20.4.2021 08:00:00 EEST | Press release

Beeline, Russia’s established mobile operator, has partnered with P.I. Works on network planning project, aimed at streamlining the operator’s investment planning processes and revolutionizing customer experience. As a part of the project, P.I. Works SmartPlan, the cutting-edge automated and AI driven network planning solution, will be deployed nationwide. Prior to this agreement, P.I. Works provided network planning services for Beeline, which exemplified the SmartPlan’s Return on Investment and Service Quality based planning capabilities. This initial project covered three of Russia’s branches, Moscow, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk, and optimized investments by 19% for high-level technical calculations and resulted in a reduction of 23% of the number of planned sites with LTE extensions. These results highlight the investments that Beeline Russia is making in data networks, and supports the possibility of improving time-to-market, thereby paving the way to a nationwide full-scale automat

LG Chem to Accelerate the Advancement Into the Promising Carbon Nanotubes Market20.4.2021 08:00:00 EEST | Press release

LG Chem (KRX: 051910) has launched the largest Carbon Nanotube (CNT) manufacturing plant in Korea. The company is actively targeting the rapidly growing CNT market, widely used as the material for cathodes in electric vehicle batteries. On April 14th, LG Chem announced that the 1,200 metric tons (MT) expansion of Yeosu CNT 2nd Plant was completed and has begun the commercial operations. Combined with the existing 500 MT which started its first operation in 2017, LG Chem has obtained a total capacity of 1,700 MT. LG Chem’s new CNT 2nd Plant was constructed as the world’s largest single-line production facility with a self-developed fluidized bed reactor. The plant has achieved stable quality control by complete automation and reduced power consumption by 30% through process innovation. The CNT produced at this plant will be supplied to market-leading global electric vehicle battery companies as a conductive additive. Also, its applications will be extended to a wide range of fields such

Xsolla Introduces Safe and Secure Solution to Manage Worldwide Influencer Payouts for Developers of All Sizes19.4.2021 17:00:00 EEST | Press release

Xsolla, the video game commerce company powered by Transaction Engine and Business Engine to help developers and publishers market, sell, connect and optimize their games globally, today introduced its Influencer Payouts solution that allows developers to easily manage safe and secure payouts to influencers who promote their games. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210419005313/en/ Learn how Influencer Payouts can work for you. (Graphic: Business Wire) Xsolla’s new Influencer Payouts solution empowers developers from indie to enterprise-level with a convenient and efficient tool that can automate performance-based payments to content creators utilizing a tiered structure that can quickly be customized and scaled to reach influencers at all levels around the world. Developers can choose from multiple options for influencers, such as revenue sharing based on the number of views, direct sales, or the number of hour

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom