Solar Racing

In 1999, team SunShark took third place at the World Solar Challenge and was awarded the GM Sunraycer Award for Technical Achievement. For the team, this award symbolized technical innovation that could be translated to commercial, real-world applications. The award also raised the team’s profile and sparked demand from other solar car racers for team SunShark’s products.

It was being part of this experience that made Tritium’s founders—Dr David Finn, Dr Paul Sernia, and James Kennedy—passionate about e-mobility. As a result, David, Paul, and James founded Tritium in 2001. The company first operated as a micro-business, selling the Gold Controller, a product which was first used in the SunShark and is still manufactured and sold today.

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CAN Ethernet Bridge

  • Ethernet communication: 10/100 Mbit, RJ45 connector
  • CAN communications: standard industrial DB9 pinout
  • Power supply: 9-30V DC from CAN connector
  • Dimensions: 80 x 42 x 23mm
  • Mass: 30g
  • Environmental rating: IP4X
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WaveSculptor22 Motor Inverter

  • Peak power rating: 20kVA
  • Average power rating: up to 20kVA with water cooling
  • Motor type: three-phase, permanent magnet (BLDC) or induction
  • Cruise efficiency: 99.2%
  • Cooling method: cold plate (controller will self-limit temperature if necessary)
  • Environmental rating: IP42
  • Maximum battery voltage: 160V DC
  • Maximum motor current: 100Arms
  • Output waveform: Sinusoid
  • Communications: CAN bus
  • Dimensions: 255 x 165 x 35mm
  • Mass: 855g
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WaveSculptor200 Motor Inverter

  • Peak power rating: 165kVA
  • Average power rating: over 75kVA at 50°C ambient temperature
  • Motor type: three-phase, permanent magnet (BLDC) or induction
  • Cruise efficiency: 97%
  • Cooling method: liquid
  • Environmental rating: IP65
  • Maximum battery voltage: 450V DC
  • Maximum motor current: 300Arms
  • Output waveform: Sinusoid
  • Communications: CAN bus
  • Dimensions: 500 x 172 x 82mm
  • Mass: 8.5kg
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CAN Ethernet Bridge

  • Ethernet communication: 10/100 Mbit, RJ45 connector
  • CAN communications: standard industrial DB9 pinout
  • Power supply: 9-30V DC from CAN connector
  • Dimensions: 80 x 42 x 23mm
  • Mass: 30g
  • Environmental rating: IP4X
Download Manual