February 23, 2017
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has released an additional size for the KILOVAC current-sensing [KCS] high-voltage contactors. The KILOVAC KCS01 contactor is a compact power-switching solution with an integrated current sensor and current trip function. These contactors are suited for applications in harsh military and commercial electric vehicles, power distribution, energy storage and battery storage systems.
For over 35 years, KILOVAC products have been used to deliver high-voltage switching capabilities demanded by aerospace and defense applications. KILOVAC contactors are highly specialized for use in critical applications with high current systems. The KCS01 contactor extends the KILOVAC contactor line abilities with its ruggedized lightweight design. These contactors are hermetically sealed to optimize and extend performance in harsh, explosive and corrosive environments, even after periods of non-use.
“At 145 grams, the new TE KILOVAC current-sensing [KCS01] contactors are among the smallest 100A contactors in the industry,” said Earle Alldredge, product manager of global aerospace, defense & marine at TE Connectivity. “The extremely small size and simple design allows for flexible configuration in a range of applications.”
The 100 A/600 ADC KCS01 contactors can be mounted in most orientations and include bidirectional switching capabilities to accommodate a range of applications. The integrated dual-coil electronic economizer with internal coil suppression is EMC compliant with no radiated coil emissions.
TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.