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LEM Launches Automotive Battery Current Sensors

July 18, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

LEM S.A. announced a series of dual-range, automotive-qualified sensors for accurate, wide-range current measurements in vehicle battery monitoring applications. The 25 models in the DHAB family offer non-intrusive, galvanically-isolated solutions in this arena.

A DHAB Hall-effect sensor is fixed onto the battery cable of a car. Its two cores allow it to be used for two separate current ranges – one between ±20 and ±80A and the other between ±50 and ±600A. This enables full-range current measurements to be taken in combination with highly-accurate measurements at lower currents.

The sealed housing of the DHAB sensors means that no potting is required. Panel and cable-mount versions are available to offer maximum mounting versatility. The sensors meet all relevant standards, including ISO-TS and RoHS.

As with all other LEM products, the DHAB sensors are backed by a five-year guarantee. Principal applications are expected to be in the measurement of battery-pack current in electric and hybrid vehicles.