Bidirectional power-switching contactor cuts size and weight

February 24, 2017 // By Nick Flaherty
TE Connectivity (TE) has launched a smaller, lighter version of its KILOVAC current-sensing (KCS) high-voltage contactors that weighs just 145g.

The 100A/600Vdc KILOVAC KCS01 contactor is a compact power-switching solution with an integrated current sensor and current trip function. These contactors are suited for applications in harsh military and commercial electric vehicles, power distribution, energy storage and battery storage systems.

For over 35 years, KILOVAC products have been used to deliver high-voltage switching capabilities demanded by aerospace and defense applications. KILOVAC contactors are highly specialized for use in critical applications with high current systems. The KCS01 contactor extends the KILOVAC contactor line abilities with its ruggedized lightweight design. These contactors are hermetically sealed to optimize and extend performance in harsh, explosive and corrosive environments, even after periods of non-use.

“At 145 grams, the KCS01 contactors are among the smallest 100A contactors in the industry,” said Earle Alldredge, product manager of global aerospace, defense & marine at TE Connectivity. “The extremely small size and simple design allows for flexible configuration in a range of applications.”

The 100 A/600 V DC KCS01 contactors can be mounted in most orientations and include bidirectional switching capabilities to accommodate a range of applications. The integrated dual-coil electronic economizer with internal coil suppression is EMC compliant with no radiated coil emissions.

For more information visit the  KCS01 product page .