OEM & Lieferant Ausgabe 2/2019 - OEM & Supplier 2/2019 by VEK Publishing

126 With the increasing number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, the pressure is on for inno- vators to develop solutions which allow EVs to reach their full power potential. Delivering high voltage (HV) EV solutions to customers worldwide, HUBER+SUHNER has years of ex- perience in addressing the challenges of pow- ering EVs with its advanced HV distribution solution. Conducting HV power The quality of the cabling throughout the vehi- cle plays a crucial role in transmitting and pro- tecting power as it is stored in the vehicle. The cables need to be resilient against mechanical abrasion, weather, moisture, temperature, ag- gressive fluids and cover a voltage range up to 1000VAC/1500VDC according to the new ISO 19642 specification. HUBER+SUHNER cables are designed with these challenges in mind. HUBER+SUHNER RADOX ® HV cables have unique properties which enable the EVs to maintain power and continue driving. The RADOX single and multi-core cables feature an ultra-small bending radius for agile perfor- mance even in the smallest cable cross-sec- tions. The cable‚Äôs exceptional dimensional stability prevents any damage to the insula- tion and protects the cable against kinking, particularly when heavy loads are being ap- Images: © HUBER+SUHNER plied to the connector plugs and during the installation process. Cables coated with the RADOX material do not need any further protection for optimum performance, thanks to an electron-beam crosslinked material which modifies the structure of the insulation and outer sheath to become amore robust and non-melting material, ensuring maximum re- sistance to harsh environmental conditions. HUBER+SUHNER RADOX HV cables can be used in temperatures from -40°C to +150°C at a lifetime of 3000 hours without dissipa- tion of their electrical properties. Holding HV power Another challenge that EVs face is to keep high voltage cables in place over the life of the vehicle and through a range of driving condi- tions. HV automotive connectivity solutions must withstand wide temperature fluctu- ations, vibration and mechanical impact to secure and protect the HV cables and compo- nents running throughout the vehicle. The HUBER+SUHNER RADOX EV-C cable gland provides a barrier tomoisture and debris, as well as serving as a measure of cable reten- tion. It is designed for high current capacity in harsh environments and only requires minimal space (available sizes from 16 to 120 mm 2 ). Plug in, power on HUBER+SUHNER powers the future roads of electric vehicles By Malte Frohberg, Product Manager Automotive Cable Systems, Robert Weirauch, Product Manager Automotive Cable Systems and Sertac Tekin, Product Manager Automotive Wire and Cable, HUBER+SUHNER AG, CH- 8330 Pfäffikon ZH HUBER+SUHNER shares its expertise in powering electric vehicles as the leading partner of the high-voltage distribution solution in the automotive industry. eMobility