The transportation and automotive industries have seen major advancements with the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs). As of 2018, there are over one million EVs on U.S roads, with that number expected to rise to 18 million by 2030. With the ever-increasing variety of EVs being introduced, manufacturers of everything from e-bikes and snowmobiles to automobiles, 18-wheelers, and trains are demanding innovative magnetics for use in inductive charging and charging stations, sensors, and various other EV applications.
Transportation electrification involves utilizing electricity from external sources, such as the electrical grid, to power boats, trains, vessels, vehicles, and other transportation systems. In an effort to reduce emissions, boost efficiency, and adopt alternative energy, companies are turning to electrification to power various forms of transportation.
Magnetic Applications for the Automotive and Transportation Industry
Magnetics have played a key role in advancing electric vehicle industries. With the shift towards more sophisticated electronic control systems, specific applications for transportation magnetics include:
- Inductive charging
- Charging stations
- Motor components such as fans, alternators, etc.
- Anti-lock braking systems
- EV drive trains
- Fuel pumps
- Dashboard instruments
- Jet ski battery chargers and flywheels
- Jet ski speedometer
- Boat mooring magnets
- Electric motors for boats
- Boat compasses
- Air bags
- And more!
Custom Capabilities from Triad Magnetics
In addition to our wide range of standard products, Triad Magnetics offers custom solutions for electric vehicles based on our customers’ specific requirements. From initial design to delivery, we can work with you during every stage of production to provide transportation magnetics that exceed your expectations.
Whether you require power transformers, inductors and chokes, wall plug-in power supplies, current sense transformers, audio transformers, high-frequency magnetics, or otherwise, we have the capabilities to create the ideal custom solution for your automotive application. Certified by the International Automotive Task Force, Triad Magnetics holds the IATF16949 certification for automobile quality management, ensuring the highest quality and performance for every product.
Our EV custom solutions include:
Custom Current Sense Transformers
Current sense transformers can detect electrical current and/or convert it into usable forms for various devices. They “transform” electrical currents from larger-current values to smaller currents that are ideal for control circuits, protective relays, and instruments.
Our custom current sense transformers can be engineered for easy implementation and reliable operation in harsh environments. We can design and build transformers to meet your specific needs, with various construction and termination options available.
Custom Inductors and Chokes
Inductors are frequently utilized in the transportation industry for energy storage and noise suppression. We can customize chokes and inductors to meet challenging transportation applications. We can design and build inductors and chokes to meet your specific operational requirements. With a broad range of conductor and magnetic core materials, we have a variety of custom options available.
Custom Power Transformers
Our design team can help create Custom Power transformers to meet various needs within electric vehicles. Our wide selection of standard transformer products can be customized for your application, and our skilled transformer engineers can work to design completely custom solutions for unique specifications. Triad’s custom transformers feature UL insulation systems from 130–200°C. With our extensive design and build capabilities, we can create custom power transformers that comply with various industry standards and regulations.
Some of the options available for custom transformer designs include:
- 1VA–100KVA designs
- 50Hz–300Mhz frequency ranges
- Litz magnet wires
- Planar manufacturing
- High dielectric and voltage designs
- Low-profile design
- Sealed transformer design
- Toroidal design
- Horizontal and vertical configurations
- Termination options such as solder lugs, quick connects, lead wires, wire harnesses, and custom connectors
- Mount options including angle bracket, chassis, printed circuit, surface, and welded plate
Transportation Industry Magnetics from Triad
With a growing shift towards electric vehicles, the demand is increasing for reliable magnetics to power charging stations, electric motors, and more. Triad Magnetics has served the changing needs of the transportation industry for more than half a century. Our long-standing commitment to quality and reliability requires each manufacturing team to follow a highly evolved system of critical self-inspection for automotive magnetics that meet the highest standards of our customers. Additionally, we are fully certified to produce and test EV parts to ensure optimal quality and performance.