Charged EVs | Eaton releases sealed high-power lock field connectors

Eaton’s eMobility unit has introduced that it’s promoting energy connectors for EVs and legacy autos.

Eaton says the high-power lock field (HPLB) connectors in eMobility’s Energy Connections portfolio save house, value much less, and are simpler to fabricate than competing merchandise. Electrical connectivity elements producer Royal Energy Options, which Eaton purchased in 2022, created the HPLB connectors. These connector locks use an “inside-out” contact system and are totally sealed, lowering warmth radiation and defending in opposition to corrosion and excessive vibration. They meet USCAR Security Efficiency Necessities for element service life. Furthermore, the HPLB connectors might be put in by a “pick-and-place” robotic for exact and protected connections. They lie flush, not like customary connection terminals, saving automobile house.

“We’ve designed our HPLB terminal system for high-current and high-temperature functions, as much as 500 amps and 125 levels Celsius, respectively,” mentioned Chris Mancuso, GM Energy Connections at Eaton. “Our HPLB terminal connectors not solely decrease temperature however present further current-carrying capability.”

Supply: Eaton