Eaton's innovative safety solutions help accelerate the transition to electrified vehicles

12 June 2024

Eaton, the intelligent energy management company, today announced it will showcase its comprehensive offering of safety-oriented electric vehicle  technologies in Hall 10-A26 at The Battery Show Europe, which will take place from June 18 to 20 in Stuttgart

“While EV adoption continues to increase, we are helping global customers meet growing demand with innovative technologies,” said Mark Schneider, president of Eaton's eMobility business. “Safety is always a priority, regardless of whether the vehicle is electric or gasoline-powered, and our EV solutions ensure that passengers and the vehicle itself are protected.”

Breaktor, a pioneering high voltage EV protection device

Eaton's Breaktor ® circuit protection technology combines the functionality of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into a single, coordinated, resettable device. As electric vehicle power levels increase, Breaktor solves the increasingly important fuse and contactor coordination challenge, as well as offering extremely fast, safe and reliable protection for high-capacity battery and inverter systems.

3-in-1 Battery Vent Valve Improves Battery Pack Leak Testing

Eaton's 3-in-1 Battery Vent Valve is the first solution on the market to combine three unique functions. In addition to passive and active ventilation and providing overpressure relief for the vehicle's battery pack, it includes an industry-first battery case leak checking mechanism.

It can be opened during a test to allow battery manufacturers to perform full leak checks on the fully assembled battery pack with the valve in place. This allows customers to have peace of mind that all sealing surfaces of the battery pack are fully tested against water ingress. This technology developed by Eaton improves the safety of vehicles during normal operation and in the event of flooding.

The vent valve is precisely and flexibly designed to meet specific opening pressures and optimize ventilation. Its spring-based actuation technology allows Eaton to accommodate different opening pressure requirements with the same valve design to drive economies of scale.

Fuel Tank Isolation Valve Releases Pressure on Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Eaton's next-generation fuel tank isolation valve releases pressure in the fuel tank of a hybrid electric vehicle, since the fuel engine in these types of vehicles does not run continuously. Pressure must be released when the vehicle is in electric mode, and when refueling it is important that the tank is depressurized to prevent fuel from being ejected.

High Power Lock Box terminals offer protection against weather conditions

Acting as an interface to a driver and creating a point where external circuits can connect, Eaton's High Power Lock Box terminals are ideal for current and future EV solutions. They have numerous advantages over competitive solutions, including a space-saving profile, superior performance, cost savings and reduced manufacturing complexity. They also offer efficiency, reliability and protection against weather conditions.

Eaton Bussmann Series Fuses are Optimized for High Power Electrified Vehicles

Eaton's Bussmann ® Series fuses have maximum ratings of 1000 VDC and 600 A, allowing them to meet the requirements for use in high-power EVs.

Eaton's electric and hybrid vehicle fuses are designed to control and protect the charging systems of commercial, passenger and high-performance electric vehicles, such as sports cars and large sport utility vehicles.