The connector series targets e-mobility applications in industrial and commercial vehicles and has been designed to handle the large electrical loads found in e-motor, inverter and battery pack subsystems.
The connector system is available in multiple wire size options, between 35mm² and 150mm², and can withstand up to 580A and, depending on wire size and temperature, up to 1000V. Its robust design means that it is able to withstand engine-level vibration and circular 360° shielding (shield current up to 30% of the main current) helps ensure high EMC performance.
Manufactured with scalability and modularity in mind, the PowerTube header is available in either 180° or 90° orientations, as well as up to 3 positions per connector. This is complemented by a unique cube-shaped busbar interface that allows connectivity independent of busbar orientation.
Along with its modularity, a refined circular design greatly simplifies cable routing and connector assembly, helping vehicle manufacturers to lower the total applied system cost. Thanks to IP6K9K dust and water ingress protection, Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and a High Voltage Interlock Loop (HVIL) safety feature in each pin, the PowerTube connector ensures reliable, safe connectivity.
“In the race toward a more sustainable future, the industry for industrial and commercial vehicles is switching from internal combustion engines to hybrid and electric alternatives,” said Dermot Byrne, Industry Marketing Director - Transportation at TTI Europe. “With TE Connectivity’s PowerTube connector series, TTI can help ease this electrification transition for our customers.”