Wuerth's REDline Power Boxes offer custom configuration in a standard housing



Wuerth's REDline Power Boxes offer custom configuration in a standard housing

A novel approach to enabling power distribution, signal transmission, and function management in commercial vehicles, the REDline Power Box family is the name of the new system solution from Wuerth Elektronik ICS. With this series, the leading development partner and supplier of circuit-board-based central electrical systems is now presenting a range of products with an extremely high economic efficiency. The central feature of this series is the standardization of the housing, while at the same time maintaining the possibility to configure the circuit board entirely to the customer’s individual specifications.

The available space in the cabins of construction and agricultural vehicles is getting smaller to an increasing degree, with the result that parts of the power management and control modules must be installed outside the cabin in many cases. This makes it necessary to provide additional protection against dust, moisture, and other weather effects. Wuerth Elektronik ICS is now presenting a correspondingly protected housing package in two application-specific versions. As part of the “REDline Power Boxes” product platform, the company is launching the REDline Power Box Medium and the REDline Power Box Hybrid, both of which promise advantages considerably superior to the solutions that have been available so far.

More on the REDline Power Box Medium

The REDline Power Box Medium is a compact solution for subdistribution circuits and control systems. She enables to position the required functions decentral in close proximity to the consumer, thus reducing not only the dimensions of the central electrical system, but also the complexity of the wiring harness.

The integration of control components – for example the ICCS controllers and Micro CAN modules – opens up a multitude of additional options. Local functions such as hydraulic grabs or lifting platforms can now be directly controlled by a CAN bus at the place of the installation, thus reducing the number of necessary connections in the on-board power supply. Standardized components are connected with variable configuration options for the circuit boards, making it easy to realize customized solutions with only a minimum of development effort.

Advantages summarized:

•      Decentralization of the electrical systems is possible

•      The boxes can be mounted on different positions in the vehicle

•      Simply mountable or replaceable

•      High IP protection classes

•      Cost-effective solutions for decentralized wiring systems

•      Able to realize different vehicle options

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