Eaton showcases safety focused EV tech

Eaton plans to show its suite of safety-focused electrified vehicle (EV) technologies June 18-20 at The Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart, Germany (Images courtesy Eaton)

Eaton plans to show its suite of safety focused electric vehicle (EV) technologies on June 18-20 at The Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart, Germany.

“Safety is always a priority, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline or electricity, and our EV solutions ensure occupants and the vehicle itself remain secure,” said Mark Schneider, president of Eaton’s e-mobility business.

Eaton’s Breaktor circuit-protection technology combines the function of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into a single coordinated and resettable device. It offers fast, safe and reliable protection for high-power battery and inverter systems.

Eaton’s 3-in-1 battery vent valve is the first-to-market solution capable of three unique functions. In addition to passive and active venting, to provide overpressure relief for the vehicle’s battery pack, it includes an industry-first battery-case leak-check mechanism.

It can open up during testing, allowing battery makers to completely leak-check the fully assembled battery pack with the valve in place. This provides customers with peace of mind that all sealing surfaces are fully tested against water ingress.

Eaton’s next-generation fuel-tank isolation valve releases pressure in the gas tank of a hybrid EV since the gas engine does not operate continuously. Pressure has to be released when the vehicle is in electric mode, and when refuelling it is important that the tank is depressurised to avoid spit-back.

Eaton’s High Power Lock Box terminals, which serve as the interface to a conductor and create a point where external circuits can be connected, are ideal for current and future EV solutions. They offer a space-saving profile, superior performance, cost savings and reduced manufacturing complexity.

The Eaton Bussmann series of fuses feature ratings up to 1,000 V of direct current and up to 600 A, enabling them to meet the requirements of high-powered EVs.