TE Connectivity makes the transition to industrial and commercial vehicle electrification easier with extension of HIVONEX connector and charging solutions to include new PowerTube connectors

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –  In the race toward a more sustainable future, the industrial and commercial transportation industry is rapidly moving away from internal combustion engines in favor of hybrid and electric alternatives. To help vehicle manufacturers make this transition, TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has developed its HIVONEX connector and charging solutions that enable a seamless transition into the next generation of E-mobility. The portfolio provides a “one-stop shop” of modular, scalable products designed to withstand the harsh environments industrial and commercial vehicles operate in and includes the new PowerTube Connector Series for handling the large electrical loads found in EVs. 

“TE’s HIVONEX connector and charging solutions are guided by decades of engineering experience and expertise,” said Sebastien Dupre, director of product management for the E-mobility product portfolio at TE. “The HIVONEX connector and charging products are designed to enable our customers’ vehicle designs to be relied upon in extreme environments – empowering safe connectivity, supreme scalability and high voltages of power for those operating in the field.” 

One of the key products in the portfolio is the new PowerTube connector series, which is a suitable choice for high-power applications. The PowerTube connector series is comprised of modular and scalable connectors designed to handle large electrical loads. These connectors are manufactured to adapt to various designs and hold up to intense environmental demands.

Other products in the portfolio include:

  • IPT-HD Power Bolt Connector: A bolted solution aimed at the motor control unit (MCU), E-axle, and E-motor applications. Able to withstand extreme temperatures and engine-level vibrations, it also offers a new shielding design to improve electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance. With support for up to three positions; 50, 70, and 95 mm² wire size; as well availability as pre-made wire harnesses, the IPT-HD power bolt connector can help increase assembly flexibility.
  • ICT Charging Inlets: Built specifically for industrial and commercial vehicles, TE’s charging inlets are the right choice for fast and secure charging. Built to be modular, they can be customized in various ways, including cable exit directions, LED charging indicators and weatherproof covers. With field reliability in mind, these products are designed for larger conductor sizes and upgraded temperature sensing for safety in the field. These are available in kits and pigtail cable assemblies for supply chain ease.
  • HVA HD400 Connector: The HVA HD400 accessories connector is TE’s solution for high voltage accessory applications virtually anywhere within the vehicle, such as HVAC, heaters, hydraulic pumps and electronic power steering. This solution is capable of withstanding extreme temperatures (-40°C to +140°C) and transmission-level vibrations, meets IP68/IP6K9K ratings and features a thoughtful design that allows two or three conductors in the same interface.

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