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TDK Expands Line of Compact High-Voltage Contactors

February 17, 2022 by TDK Corporation

TDK extends HVC offerings with addition of new compact, high-voltage contactors.

TDK Corporation has extended its range of bipolar DC high-voltage contactors to include the new HVC43 (B88269X3**0C011) series. These products complete the existing range by offering continuous currents from 150 A DC to 250 A DC and operating voltages of up to 1000 V DC. The contactors are available in 12 V or 24 V coils with a power consumption of 6 W.



The new HVC43 series types provide compact dimensions of 78 x 40.4 x 74.5 mm (L x W x H), weigh 300 g, and are 30 per cent smaller and lighter than the HVC200, HVC300, and HVC500 types, designed for voltages of up to 1200 V DC and continuous currents of 500 A DC.

The contactors include a hermetically sealed gas-filled ceramic arc chamber, offering outstanding extinguishing properties, and are specially designed to quickly shut down high direct currents of lithium-ion batteries in vehicles, charging stations, or energy storage systems.


Main Fields of Application

  • Shut down high direct currents of lithium-ion batteries in vehicles
  • Charging stations
  • Energy storage systems


Main Features and Benefits

  • Bipolar design
  • Switching voltages and currents of up to 1000 V DC and 250 A DC
  • Gas-filled ceramic arc chambers to quickly shut down high currents
  • Small dimensions and low weight