Würth Elektronik ICS presents Redline power boxes


An entirely new approach to enabling power distribution, signal transmission, and function management in commercial vehicles: Redline Power Boxes is the new system solution from Würth Elektronik ICS.

With this series, the leading development partner and supplier of circuit-board-based central electrical systems is now presenting a range of products with an extremely high economic efficiency. The platform concept behind the Redline Power Boxes enables the broadest range of applications to be realized and requirements to be met. The housing is standardized – which means that tooling costs are eliminated. The individual layout and customized configuration of the circuit boards ensures the highest possible degree of functionality.

The available space in the cabins of construction and agricultural vehicles is getting smaller to an increasing degree, with the result that parts of the power management and control modules must be installed outside the cabin in many cases. This makes it necessary to provide additional protection against dust, moisture, and other weather effects. Würth Elektronik ICS is now presenting a correspondingly protected housing package in two application-specific versions.

As part of the Redline Power Boxes product platform, the company is launching the Redline Power Box Medium and the Redline Power Box Hybrid, both of which promise advantages considerably superior to the solutions that have been available so far.

The Redline Power Box Medium is a compact solution for subdistribution circuits and control systems. It enables the positioning of the required functions decentrally, in close proximity to the consumer, reducing not only the dimensions of the central electrical system, but also the complexity of the wiring harness. The integration of control components – for example the ICCS controllers and Micro CAN modules – opens up a multitude of additional options. Local functions such as hydraulic grabs or lifting platforms can now be directly controlled by a CANbus at the place of the installation, thus reducing the number of necessary connections in the onboard power supply.

The Redline Power Box Hybrid combines circuit-board technology with copper busbars for high currents. Main potentials are separated and fused in the direct vicinity of the battery. The consumer near the battery profits from the direct circuitry and fuse. Different copper busbars enable individual stop alternatives.

March 24, 2016

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