Eaton’s eMobility Business Introduces Battery Disconnect Unit Featuring Updated Breaktor® Circuit Protection Technology

Eaton’s eMobility Business Introduces Battery Disconnect Unit Featuring Updated Breaktor® Circuit Protection Technology

May 24, 2022 by Businesswire

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  • GALESBURG, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power management company Eaton today 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.
  • Tweet this When paired with the Breaktor circuit protection technology, which combines current switching and resettable bidirectional short-circuit protection with fast actuation, Eaton’s BDU eliminates the need for up to 15 additional system components.

  • “Our BDU combined with our Breaktor circuit protection technology provides everything needed, in a compact and efficient package, to protect the vehicle and occupants.”
  • Adding Breaktor circuit protection technology to Eaton’s BDU provides extra functionality and benefits, including active and passive actuation in a single device; the capability to transition to an off-state under a wide range of fault conditions; improved functional safety; the ability to be reset after a high-energy fault; and the ability to replace up to four high-voltage electrical components, which reduces complexity and system-level cost.

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