Eaton launches higher power fuses for commercial electric vehicles

1 June 2024

Eaton, the intelligent power management company, today announced that it now has a portfolio of fuses for commercial electric vehicles. Eaton's Bussmann series fuses can withstand currents up to 1400 amps and 900 volts and can be customized to customer specifications. Eaton can increase the current capability by modifying the design or connecting multiple fuses in parallel. The fuses will be on display at the Eaton booth at ACT Expo, the largest advanced commercial vehicle technology show in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 20-23 .

“We have adapted our fuses to be ideal solutions for commercial electric vehicles, which require more power than passenger electric vehicles,” said Kimberley Wakelin, Eaton electric vehicle protection engineering manager. “Electric vehicles are powered by electric motors, which are Cycling operations require harsh environments. This means that the fuse must be able to withstand these conditions as well as the vibrations of the vehicle. Our innovative Bussmann series fuses solve this problem and can adapt to harsh environments and vibration levels.”

With more than 100 years of experience in the electrical and vehicle industries, Eaton occupies a unique position in the market. Eaton leverages its deep understanding of vehicle systems and dynamics and expertise in electrical systems to develop fuses that meet customer specifications in the growing commercial electric vehicle segment.

Eaton's vast global testing capabilities enable it to perform most testing in-house without the need to outsource testing. “We have the ability to perform the most difficult testing, including environmental, thermal shock chamber and shake table testing,” said Wakelin.

Eaton works with global automakers early in the vehicle development process to develop customized fuse solutions for commercial electric vehicles. Once development is complete, Eaton simulates the system to ensure its longevity.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company committed to protecting the environment and improving human quality of life. Our products serve the data center, utility, industrial, commercial, machine manufacturing, residential, aerospace and vehicle markets. Whether now or in the future, we are committed to operating ethically, operating sustainably and helping our customers better manage power. Driven by the global electrification and digitalization trends, we are accelerating the world's transition to renewable energy, helping customers solve the most pressing power management challenges, and creating a more sustainable society for current and future generations.

Eaton was founded in 1911 and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange for more than 100 years. In 2023, Eaton's sales reached US$23.2 billion, with operations in more than 160 countries