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Eaton eMobility introduces battery disconnect unit with circuit protection technology

Power management company Eaton announced its eMobility business has introduced a battery disconnect unit (BDU) that can be combined with upgraded Breaktor circuit protection technology to provide circuit protection in electrified vehicles (EVs) while reducing overall complexity and cost, the company noted. When paired with the Breaktor circuit protection technology, which combines current switching and resettable bidirectional short-circuit protection

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Eaton develops 48-volt aftertreatment heater controller

Eaton has recently announced its eMobility business has introduced a 48-volt programmable power electronics control unit for electrically heated catalysts that can be used by commercial vehicle manufacturers to meet tightening global emissions regulations, the manufacturer noted. Rapidly warming up the exhaust aftertreatment catalyst, and keeping it warm during low engine load operation, is essential for optimal

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Eaton introduces DC-DC converters for 48-volt commercial vehicle architecture

Eaton introduced a family of 48-volt DC-DC converters for diesel-powered commercial vehicles that can be used to power accessories such as antilock brakes and lighting. Eaton’s DC-DC converters are operational in ambient temperatures up to 85 degrees Celsius and boast 97% design efficiency, according to the manufacturer. Eaton’s DC-DC converter takes power from a 48-volt system and

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Eaton’s Vehicle Group introduces ePowertrain business unit

Power management company Eaton announced its Vehicle Group has formed a new ePowertrain business unit, which will focus on products from Eaton’s electrified vehicle (EV) transmission, reduction gearing and differential portfolios. Combining the product lines into a new ePowertrain business unit creates synergy among Eaton’s powertrain and EV experts and allows the Vehicle Group to offer its global customers

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Eaton introduces low-voltage power components

Power management company Eaton announced its Vehicle Group now offers an array of low-voltage electrical components that fulfill growing power and control requirements, including conversion, protection and distribution for commercial vehicles and off-highway applications. The technologies are designed for multiple segments, including commercial vehicles as well as military, construction and agriculture applications. Eaton’s lightweight, low-voltage technologies are

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Eaton acquires Royal Power Solutions

Power management company Eaton announced it has completed the acquisition of Royal Power Solutions, a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-precision electrical connectivity components used in electric vehicle, energy management, industrial and mobility markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Eaton paid $600 million for Royal Power Solutions, which represents approximately 13.6 times the company’s estimated 2022

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Eaton to develop EV charging infrastructure

Eaton announced a $4.9 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to reduce the cost and complexity of deploying direct-current (DC) fast electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI). Under the three-year program, Eaton will develop and demonstrate a novel, compact and turnkey solution for DC fast-charging infrastructure that is anticipated to reduce costs by

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Eaton highlights diesel engine technology to curb emissions

Eaton’s vehicle group has demonstrated cylinder deactivation (CDA) as an effective technology for meeting future global emissions requirements for diesel-engine powered commercial vehicles, the company says. In a press release, Eaton explained that, to date, the technology has been evaluated with a close-coupled selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system with and without a 48-volt electric

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Eaton introduces high-voltage Bussmann EVK series fuses for electrified vehicles

Eaton has introduced the EVK Series, a new line of Bussmann series fuses. The company says the new line of high-voltage fuses meets the requirements for use in the latest high-powered electrified vehicles (EVs) with ratings up to 1,000 volts of direct current (VDC) and 600 amps. Eaton’s EVK series fuses are designed to manage and protect

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ACT Expo day two: Photo gallery

ACT Expo is busy: Thousands of attendees, a host of exhibitors from tried-and-true truck OEMs to electrification newcomers. Hydrogen hype is growing. Most importantly, real conversations about how the industry is moving toward a zero-emissions future are happening on every corner of the show floor. This isn’t a “wouldn’t it be nice?” vibe. Decarbonization is

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Eaton offers concentric pneumatic clutch actuators for Detroit, Volvo, Mack transmissions

Eaton has introduced two new concentric pneumatic clutch actuators (CPCAs) designed for commercial vehicle push-type diaphragm spring clutches. The CPCAs help optimize vehicle performance by working with a vehicle’s automated manual transmission (AMT) to continuously determine the ideal release position and clutch actuation when the transmission shifts, Eaton says. The CPCAs serve as an aftermarket

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Eaton to develop 48-volt technologies to better meet emissions regulations

Eaton announced that it has developed a series of 48-volt technologies to assist customers who may want to transition from traditional 12- and 24-volt vehicle systems to systems that include 48-volt architecture. These 48-volt systems can power new, advanced energy-consuming components and can help reduce emissions and improve fuel economy and performance, Eaton says.  Most