Murata to Start Mass Production of 200 Watt Non-Isolated DC-DC Converter for Terra Motor's New A4000i Electric Scooter
Murata Power Solutions
11 Cabot Blvd.
Mansfield, MA, 02048
Press release date: September 1, 2013
Hoofddorp, Netherlands – Murata today announced that they will shortly commence mass production of a dual output non-isolated DC-DC converter designed specifically for electric scooter applications. The high efficiency 200 Watt MPD7K046 converter accepts an input voltage in the range of +36 to + 60 VDC around a nominal +48 VDC. The primary output provides +12 VDC at a continuous rating of 10 A, and up to 18 A peak current. The secondary output delivers a +5 VDC / 1 A supply that suits logic rails and as a USB supply. Energy efficiency is typically 95%.
Murata customer, Terra Motors, has recently selected the MPD7K046 for its new A4000i electric scooter. The converter will enable power from the scooter's battery to be used for auxiliary equipment such as headlights by stepping it down from +48 to +12 VDC.
Yasuyuki Morishima, Director of Power Device Products Division, Murata comments, "We are very pleased to have our converter adopted by Terra Motores based on its reliability, small size, and high efficiency. In coming years, we will continue to develop power modules for automobiles as well as two- and three-wheeled vehicles, as we further expand beyond our core markets into emerging markets in order to meet the needs of a wider range of customers."
Mass production of the converter will commence in February 2014.
More information on the A4000i electric scooter can be found here: http://www.terra-motors.com/
The A4000i is believed to be the world's first electric scooter with a smartphone connection.
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Murata Europe Limited.
Oak House, Ancells Road
Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire
GU51 2QW , United Kingdom
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets the majority of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, the world's no.1 manufacturer of board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems and short focal length ceramic lenses.
Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Finland and Hungary.
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