The E-Control platform is designed to provide centralized control of all the thermal management components aboard a bus. E-Control features a compact design for quick and easy installation, and it can be retrofitted at any time, according to Eberspaecher.
The E-Control box’s modular system structure enables centralized control of all air-conditioning components, including the roof-mounted and driver’s seat air conditioners, the compressor, convector, heater, and aisle heating. Telemetry and vehicle data (diagnostics) can be integrated and read out via the CAN bus interface. Settings for the various drive types can be defined based on the control strategy. This permits customer-specific pre-programming of temperature settings. The power demand of electric buses can also be optimized in this way.
E-Control is available for 12 VDC and 24 VDC vehicle electric systems. Additionally, the E-Control box can be used with customers’ existing operating units.