DC contactors for electric and hybrid ships and ferries

Lux-Werft relies on contactors from Schaltbau for safe and reliable operation

Customer profile

  • Company: Lux Werft und Schifffahrt GmbH
  • Application: Electric and hybrid passenger ships and ferries
  • Industry: Marine
  • Country: Germany

Customer case

  • Lux-Werft equips new and used ships with innovative and environmentally friendly propulsion technology.
  • The customer was looking for a DC contactor that can safely disconnect the battery-powered drive
To meet the customer’s needs, Schaltbau has offered the high-performance contactor CP.
  • The fully bi-directional CP contactor has an extremely high breaking capacity up to 3 kV and 2000 A.
  • At the same time, thanks to the integrated electronic economy circuit, the contactor meets the requirement for very low contact resistance and low power consumption when switched on. This ensures a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Further customer benefits:

The contactor has a long service life due to:

  • Exclusively permanent-magnetic blowout – no critical currents and low wear of main contact
  • Easy maintenance: Toolless inspection of main contact tips and replacement of the arc chamber