A first-of-its-kind solution
To protect these vital connections, ABB Installation Products engineers and product specialists worked with vehicle makers, transportation providers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to develop the world’s first full range of hinged high voltage connector backshells for heavy-duty electric vehicles with its Harnessflex® EVO™ Connector Interfaces.
As the first-of-its kind, ABB’s Harnessflex EVO Connector Interfaces are designed for a broad range of demanding and high-use areas of transportation, from construction and agriculture to trucks, buses and trains. Harnessflex EVO Connector Interfaces reduce cable movement and form tighter junction joints for safer and more secure high voltage connections in electric ancillaries, DC/DC converters, onboard chargers, high voltage battery packs, hybrid systems, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and dynamic and static power systems.
With critical strain relief, resistance against debris, a smooth internal profile to protect cables from abrasion and a thick wall to manage high voltage cables, the Harnessflex EVO Connector Interfaces are a robust alternative to tape or heat shrink as a connector termination and may even potentially mitigate the need for expensive, bulky cable clamps in high voltage applications.