John Deere's PD400 inverter is gaining interest in on-highway applications

John Deere's PD400 gaining interest in on-highway applications. Come see what's new!

John Deere's PD400 gaining interest in on-highway applications. Come see what's new!

Fargo, North Dakota (May 2, 2019) — John Deere Electronics (JDE) will continue to tout its modular solution that is the PD400 inverter at Europe's Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology expo in Stuttgart, Germany. JDE inverter technology has already proven maturity by accompanying John Deere's hybrid powertrain solutions in the 644K and 944K loaders which recently surpassed 1 million operating hours. This significant milestone was a highlight at the John Deere Power Systems stand during bauma this year. Focusing on off-highway solutions, the new electric drivetrain components can be optimized for a wide variety of hybrid and electric vehicle applications.

Building on that experience, JDE's focus at EVTech will be towards the on-highway truck and bus market that searches for a compact, modular inverter design. In high-voltage/hi-power hybrid electric vehicles the PD400 can eliminate the need for multiple interfaces for coolant circuits and high voltage DC connections. It may also partner with a wide variety of motor technologies and designs.

Offering 157 kW @ 350 VDC and 315 kW @ 700 VDC continuous ratings, the PD400 packs a punch - giving you the performance you need, when you need it. The Dual version can enable the control of either an e-axle that would consist of two motors, or a central drive high power motor with the ability to supply 50% additional power when paralleled. As a result, this allows the system designer to focus their energy on optimizing integration and vehicle performance where it matters most.

To learn more about the latest innovations as well as electric drivetrain solutions, visit John Deere Electronics at the 2019 Electric & Hybrid vehicle technology expo Stuttgart, Germany — Hall 1, Stand 549.