New Product: EVC 250-800 Contactor

EVC 250-800 Contactor

EVC 250-800 Contactor

TE's EVC 250-800 contactor is expected to launch in early 2017 and is designed for use in hybrid and electric commercial and passenger vehicle applications with elevated system voltages.

October 18, 2016

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, today announced its new EVC 250-800 contactor (EVC 250-800) for hybrid and electric vehicles. The high voltage product is designed specifically for commercial vehicles, trucks and buses, and is expected to launch in early 2017.

Electric powertrains are increasingly used in vehicles where power requirements are significantly higher than in passenger cars. In order to keep load currents at a reasonable level, higher system voltages are necessary in such vehicles. The same will eventually apply to passenger vehicles, where power requirements, particularly for high-end vehicles, are expected to increase.

The EVC 250-800 contactor is specially designed with a rated load voltage of 800V. Similar to the proven EVC 250 contactor, it features continuous carry and short circuit capability and is available with the same overall dimensions. The internal design, however, ensures creepage and clearance distances according to IEC 60664 up to 1000V. This feature makes the EVC 250-800 contactor ideally suited for commercial vehicles as well as passenger cars with elevated system voltages.

Product highlights
• Compact high voltage main contactor
• Voltage rating 800VDC
• Continuous current up to 250A at 85°C
• Short circuit carry currents up to 6kA

Typical applications
DC high voltage applications as main contactor in
hybrid and electric vehicles especially for:
• Commercial vehicles
• Trucks and busses
• Passenger cars 

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 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 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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