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November 22, 2019 2:15 PM, EST

Webasto Announces Modular Battery, Other Technologies

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Webasto Group announced a new modular battery system as well as thermal management and charging technologies for the North American commercial vehicle and automotive e-mobility markets.

The Webasto CV standard battery system is designed for total scalability and configuration flexibility. Each battery pack has 35 kilowatt hours of energy and up to 10 packs can be used for a combined 350 kWh. With 400V and 800V versions available, the system can be easily configured via the vehicle interface box, which is the master battery management system and power distribution unit. It is a plug-and-play system that reduces development time and cost for the vehicle manufacturer, according to the Stockdorf, Germany-based company, which has an office in Fenton, Mich.

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Within the battery pack, the self-contained modules also include desiccant cartridges that reduce condensation, integrated thermal runaway detection sensors and state-of-the-art pressure equalization monitors for added safety.

The company’s thermal management system uses both active and passive cooling, electric fluid heating and heat pump configurations.

Webasto’s charging solutions come as fixed or portable units. — Transport Topics

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