EVC 500 Contactors

EVC 500 Contactors

Lighten the (electrical) load. TE's EVC 500 Main Contactors provide fast, reliable current switching for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Fast, hermetically sealed switches. TE's EVC 500 main contactors provide fast and reliable switching of the high voltage battery to the vehicle system in hybrid and electric vehicles. The compact contactors offer 900VDC and 500 Amps continuous current carrying capabilities. The contactors are capable of 2000 Amp interrupt at 320 VDC. Evolved from fighter jet technology, the high voltage contactors provide current switching capabilities in harsh environments with no oxidation or contamination of contacts during long periods of non-operation. The EVC 500 contactor is designed with an optional built micro-controller or timer-based coil economizer.  

Applications

  • Main power relay to connect the battery system to the electric vehicle

Available Variants

EVC 500

Part Number Coil Voltage Coil Termination
EVC500-A1ANAM

12 VDC

(external economizer

required)

15 in (380 mm)

stripped wire

EVC500-AAANAM

12 VDC (with

economizer)

15 in (380 mm)

stripped wire

EVC500-BAANAM

12 VDC (with

economizer)

15 in (380 mm)

stripped wire

Features

  • 2000 Amp interrupt at 320 VDC
  • 12kV of isolation between open contacts
  • Hermetically sealed
  • 500 Amp continuous current rating
  • Voltage rating (max): 900 VDC
  • Compact package
  • Fast high voltage interrupt capability
  • Optional built-in coil economizer
  • 12V coil version available requiring no external economizer (EVC 500L)
  • Robust bottom mounting with optional economizer enclosure  

Mechanical

  • Compact epoxy-sealed resin enclosure
  • Robust bottom mounting with optional economizer enclosure
  • Inert gas filled contact chamber
  • Flying leads for coil connections
  • Threaded load terminals
  • Mechanical life: 500,000 cycles

Electrical

  • Contactor arrangement: Main contacts SPST–NO-DM (1 Form X)
  • Voltage rating (max): 900 VDC
  • Continuous current rating: 500 Amps @ 85 °C
  • Break current at 320 VDC: 2,000, 1 cycle
  • Coil resistance: EVC 500 = 3.14 ohms

Standards and Specifications

  • RoHS compliant