Featured Product: EVC 175 Main Contactor

EVC 175 Main Contactor

The new EVC 175 main contactor expands TE’s high voltage contactors portfolio. The EVC 175 is a compact, high voltage, main contactor for use in hybrid and electric vehicle applications in the medium power range.

October 18, 2016

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, today announced its new EVC 175 main contactor (EVC 175) for hybrid and electric vehicles. The product expands TE’s portfolio of contactors that are specifically designed for high voltage requirements in hybrid, full-electric and fuel cell vehicles, as well as in vehicle charging systems.

Based on the proven technology of TE’s EVC 250 contactor, the new contactor features a continuous current of 175A and a short circuit capability of 5kA, meeting medium power performance requirements. This high voltage contactor does not require inert gas filling or hermetic sealing of the contact chamber, ensuring safe disconnection of overcurrents up to 2,000A, even at altitudes of 5,500 meters above sea level.

The EVC 175 contactor is ideal for applications in tight mounting spaces, with overall dimensions of only 70.3x50.9x34.3mm and different options for mounting flanges. In addition to the standard version with separate coils for pull-in and hold with an automatic, internal switch, a second version with single coil for external economization is available. The EVC 175 main contactor also fulfills IEC 60664 insulation requirements.

Product highlights
• Compact high voltage main contactor
• Voltage rating up to 450VDC
• Continuous current up to 175A at 85°C
• Short circuit carry currents up to 5kA

Typical applications
DC high voltage applications as main contactor in:
    • Hybrid vehicles
    • Full battery electric vehicles, fuel-cell cars
    • DC battery charging systems

About TE

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions enable the distribution of power, signal and data to advance next-generation transportation, renewable energy, automated factories, data centers, medical technology and more. With more than 85,000 employees, including 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).

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