EVSE & Battery Storage
At Amphenol Energy we understand the unique interconnect needs of hybrid and electric vehicles. We know that passenger, commercial, and industrial vehicles require years of maintenance-free service and must withstand some of the harshest environments whether on-road, off-road or moving earth. Amphenol's Electric Vehicle Products withstand: Vibration, Humidity, Dust, Salt, Temperature extremes. Whether you need power connectors, signal connectors, rugged cables and switches, complete cable assemblies, or system attachments, we have the right solution for your automotive application.We also know that you need a partner with a global footprint of service and support. Amphenol connectors are approved by UL/CSA, VDE and other international standards.
Battery Management Systems
Most battery packs in the Energy Storage Market consist of multiple lithium ion cells packaged with an individual module, several of which are connected in a battery. The modules within the battery are arranged in such a way as to maximize energy output while conserving space. Efficient energy storage depends on the Battery Management System (BMS) to provide data on a real time basis to the controller. The ideal BMS will measure all facets of battery performance; voltage, amperage / current, battery temperature and even charging history. Amphenol Industrial Products Group has a unique mix of products designed specifically for use within the battery modules and the BMS itself to include a variety of connector designs that will “blind-mate” as in a line replaceable module concept. For the positive and negative post connections, we offer overmolded RADSOK® single pin jumpers as well as flexible and rigged busbar solutions that connect the poles in series or parallel circuits. Circular GT receptacle pigtails connect the module’s positive and negative poles to overmolded harnesses on the outside of the battery case leading to the controller.
Understanding and being very keenly aware of the effects of increased consumer energy usage on the grid, Amphenol Industrial Products Group has designed and developed a wide range of connector and electrical assembly solutions for this emerging market. As the industry matures and advancements are made in Energy Storage, the need for high power connection systems and associated cable assemblies will evolve. Whether the energy storage method is achieved through banks of Lithium Ion battery packs, flywheels, thermal energy or hydroelectric systems, Amphenol Industrial Products Group offers the right electrical interconnect solution for your application.
Hybrid Drive Systems
With a strong global push for a decreased dependency on foreign oil and fossil fuels, electric and hybrid drive trains are increasing in popularity. Furthermore, heavy equipment OEMs are realizing the benefits of lowering the fuel dependency as well. The more traditional vehicle fuel models are transitioning into alternative and renewable fuel solutions. OEMs are discovering the power of offering their vehicles to sustainable conscious consumers. These new electric and hybrid drive solutions demand high power connection and cabling systems. Amphenol Industrial Products Group is well positioned to fully support this market with a broad range of connector and wiring solutions for this market.