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BORDLINE® Compact Converters for medium voltage road and off-road applications

Propulsion converters with optional integration of auxiliary converters. Our products and solutions include best-in-class traction technology for new vehicle design and retrofit.

BORDLINE Compact Converters are main propulsion converters with optional integrated auxiliary supply. All power electronics found on a vehicle can be integrated in one product. This yields a very compact design with one interface to the vehicle.


Key features
  • All power electronics (traction and auxiliary power) in one box
  • Minimizes vehicle weight
  • Easy maintenance
  • Standard ABB modules
  • Flexible mounting (roof or under-floor)
  • Low noise emission

Product features:

  • designed for harsh environments with its high vibration tolerance and liquid cooling
  • fully customized according to customer and application requirements
  • based on standardized sub-components which enable fast and efficient project execution

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Modular Portfolio of inverters and motors including energy storage solutions that enables you to cover all possible electrification topologies

Our global service network serves you with technicians everywhere during development, commissioning, and operation.

ABB as your partner of choice supports you with your electrification project, with simulations of your vehicle, product selection and engineering and commissioning support.

BORDLINE Compact Converters are available for:

  • new vehicles or retrofit projects, customized according the requirements of the customer and the application
  • Propulsion and optionally auxiliary distribution for vehicles in either in full battery electric mode or for hybrid systems such as trolley assisted, fuel cell or diesel

BORDLINE Compact Converters provide following functions:

  • Input converter (AC to DC conversion - single or three phase)
  • Traction converter (DC to AC conversion)
  • DC/DC
  • Braking chopper
  • Auxiliary converter
  • Battery charger


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