PD400 for ‘Space Savings and Flexibility’ in Hybrid Electrics
John Deere Electronic Solutions is promoting its new PD400 modular inverter for hybrid electric vehicles as a parts count-reducing and space-saving unit for high-voltage/high-power hybrid electric vehicles.
“The PD400 all-in-one system eliminates the need for multiple interfaces, while also matching exact system requirements, simplifying work, and allowing system designers to optimize machine performance in the often-extreme conditions of off-highway and heavy-duty applications,” JDES says.
As such, it “provides space savings and flexibility to system designers,” the firm says – in large part because the PD400 can be configured as a dual inverters, taking the place of two conventional units.
As an additional benefit, Deere says, “the PD400 protects both itself and the machine’s other systems from resonance at a low cost while freeing up space with its compact design.”
Energy loss is decreased and heat control improved as the liquid-cooled PD400 design eliminates multiple connector and cooling interfaces. The PD400 features a common electronic control architecture that supports the full suite of JDES advanced motor control software – “accurately synchronized [with] mistake-proof integration.”
A Full John Deere Inverter Line-Up
Additional features also include an optional DC-DC converter as a potential alternator replacement and an available integrated isolation-monitoring feature for preventive maintenance use.
The PD400 modular inverter joins a JDES line-up which includes the PD300, PD550 Single and PD550 Dual – all said to be suited “for a variety of off-highway and heavy-duty vehicle applications, such as waste management, agriculture and drilling.”
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Source: John Deere Electronic Solutions with Fleets & Fuels follow-up