Dual inverters developed by John Deere Electronics featured in Daimler Truck’s hydrogen-based fuel-cell truck
The PD400 Dual inverters designed and developed by John Deere are being used in the innovative Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck prototype, a hydrogen-based fuel-cell truck.
This represents the latest of many collaborations between John Deere and other OEMs across the world that are increasingly moving away from mechanical powertrain to electrified ones.
"As OEMs are moving towards electrification of their on-road commercial vehicles, the John Deere team is supporting those efforts and delivering the right products and support to succeed," said Etienne Hussenot, account manager at John Deere Electronics.
The PD400 Dual inverter provides space savings and flexibility to system designers with a solution for high-voltage/high-power electric vehicles. The inverter controls two electric machines sharing the same shaft, with one of the inverters acting as a leader, the other one as a follower. This allows system designers to optimize design integration and machine performance in heavy-duty applications.
In addition to the inverters, John Deere Electronics also supplied Daimler Truck with high-voltage and high ampacity cables and connectors along with ongoing technical consultation.
To learn more about the PD400 Dual Inverters, as well as other electronic solutions, please visit www.deere.com/en/electronics/.