SOUTHFIELD, Mich. April 25, 2012 April 23, 2012 Detroit
Lear was the first to bring printed circuit board junction box technology to market in 1989. Junction boxes serve as central processors or controllers within an overall electrical distribution system. By eliminating switches and relays, consolidating circuits and utilizing proprietary software these devices improve power management capability at reduced costs. Lear’s new 100% Solid State Smart Junction Box™ delivers significant additional weight savings, further lowers cost and provides packaging efficiencies.
The first-to-market 100% Solid State Smart Junction Box™ that delivers up to 80% weight savings was developed by Lear’s Electric Power Management Systems (EPMS) division. Vehicle weight savings can be up to 10 pounds, when wire gauge reductions are taken into account, by eliminating traditional fuses and relays, and the S3JB™ can enable meaningful related cost reductions, potentially providing a manufacturer substantial savings in new model introductions.
SOURCE Lear Corporation