TTI Europe stocks TE Connectivity’s high voltage DC contactors

The IHV series of high voltage DC contactors by TE Connectivity manage high voltages for power distribution, energy storage and battery systems. The contacts are now available from electronic component distributor, TTI Europe.

The contactors have been developed for use in high voltage control and protection systems, EV charging stations, energy storage systems, and large-scale photovoltaic / energy storage systems. The IHV series is hermetically sealed making it intrinsically safe in harsh / explosive environments. They have a current rating of 350A and switching voltage of up to 1,800V DC, enabling the IHV350 contactors to meet the safety robustness needs of higher voltage applications being developed, such as battery energy storage systems.     

“Building the next generation of energy-efficient infrastructure for battery energy storage system (BESS) solutions will require innovations that increase system voltages to improve power density and provide overall system efficiency while reducing installation costs,” explained Markus Lorenz, director industry marketing – Industrial Europe, TTI. “We are seeing system voltages shifting from 1,000V DC to 1,500V DC, which require reliable current switching capabilities meeting engineering and architecture requirements,” he added. 

TE’s IHV series high voltage DC contactors are compact and lightweight, making them easy to handle. They have flexible mounting directions and there is an optional auxiliary contact to monitor the power / main contact. 

All products within the IHV series are RoHS and ELV compliant to the EU Directives and come with UL, CE and CCC certifications.

TTI is a Berkshire Hathaway company and an authorised, specialty distributor of electronic components. Founded in 1971, it distributes to manufacturers in the industrial, defence, aerospace, transportation, medical, and communications sectors worldwide. 

TTI and its wholly owned subsidiaries, the TTI family of companies, Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics and Exponential Technology Group have more than 132 locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Globally, the company maintains about 3.5MM square meters of dedicated warehouse space housing over 850,000 component part numbers.

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