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Asbjørn Halsebakke of Yaskawa Environmental Energy/T e Switch discusses the application in maritime for the company’s new generation DC-Hub with its unique Electronic DC Breaker (EDCB) and Electronic Bus Link (EBL).

situation. By using our electronic DC breaker, one fault will

Your company is starting to talk about its new generation disconnect only that fault. So you can continue to run your

DC-Hub. Can you give an overview of this product evolution main propulsion, your tunnel thrusters (and other critical sys- with insight on what makes it unique?

I think one of the key features with maritime products and tems). But you can still have one critical fault on your main with DC-Hub is that you need to think ? rst about personal DC link. safety. You need to think about how to make sure that every-

In practical terms, what bene? ts does the EDCB and the thing is in a safe mode. And if you have a critical fault, you

EBL offer to the end user?

need to disconnect. That is what we are able to do with our

EBL and EDCB. With the Electronic DC Breaker (EDCB) we It is a much easier, because if you have a fault, you don’t can disconnect a module within 10 microseconds; faster than have to go down and change a fuse. You can just press reset any fuse, faster than any breaker. Anyone who has ever been on the bridge and try again. If it’s not a critical fault, you’re up onboard a vessel knows if everything goes black, that’s a scary and running. What is very important with our EBL is it gives

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