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Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2024

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Discover the Future of Maritime Innovation

Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2024 will showcase new electric and hybrid marine transportation and propulsion solutions, shore charging equipment and efficient emerging technologies to help you on your path to zero-emission shipping and net zero.

Taking place alongside the exhibition is the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe Conference, the only international conference dedicated to the electrification and hybridization of marine vessels, along with the associated supporting infrastructure for ports, charging, fueling and energy supply.

Our highlighted products

Explore our curated selection of groundbreaking products at the forefront of maritime innovation. Our highlighted offerings showcase cutting-edge solutions in electric and hybrid marine transportation, propulsion systems, shore charging equipment, and emerging technologies. Join us on the journey to sustainable shipping and a net-zero future as we present the latest advancements revolutionizing the marine industry. Welcome to the future of maritime excellence!

5kA solid-state DC breaker for marine applications

At the Electric and Hybrid we will show you our newest innovation: the 5kA solid state DC breaker for marine applications.

Our new DC (or AC) breaker platform is a revolutionary modular system in a front access only push in, pull out design. It allows for easy access and maintenance or to up- down size power ratings. This new platform can be used for current ratings up to 5 kA in a wide range of layouts. Customer specific designs are possible.

5kA solid-state DC breaker for the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2024

5kA solid-state DC breaker

  • Advanced short-circuit and overload protection
  • Nominal voltage: 1.5 kV
  • Nominal current: 5 kA
  • Total fault clearance: 15 – 21 μs
  • Suitable for spinning reserve mode

On Wednesday June 19: 12 AM Aniket presents our response to the maritime industry’s shift toward large-scale electrification. Summarized: together with Astrol we developed a range of 1.5kV, 0.35-5 kA DC solid-state DC breakers. These ultra-fast breakers (breaking time < 10us) enable safe and smart DC systems. Our liquid-cooled, compact isolated rectifier efficiently rectifies AC power into reliable DC power. With its fully customizable blocking diodes, we also meet the increasing demand for reliable charging infrastructures on board vessels ensuring safety during battery charging. As connecting different DC voltage levels in onboard power levels in onboard power grids becomes increasingly important, we’re currently expanding our portfolio with DC-DC converters.

Astrolkwx team member Aniket Sarode

Blocking diode for marine applications

A blocking diode allows the current to flow from inverter system to the battery but prevents / blocks the flow of current to the inverter system thereby preventing the battery from discharging due to reverse current. Blocking diodes are also used for protecting and preventing dangerous situations caused due to arc flashing.

In our business, we often see some problems that occur during the onshore charging phase. For example, there is a charging station on shore that provides power to a pantograph which in turn provides an electrical connection to the vessel. The vessel side of the pantograph distributes the power to 2 switchboards. In these switchboards, blocking diodes can be used to prevent the feeding of short circuit current from the ship installation back to the shore supply.

Blocking diode


The disk diode is placed and mounted between two heatsinks, a fan is placed on top, whereby the heatsinks are forced air-cooled.


I(load): 2000 A
Vdc = 1000 V
Ta =< 30°C
Tj =< 160°C

Blocking diode for the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2024

Liquid cooled rectifier

Liquid-cooled rectifiers utilize a cooling system that involves circulating a liquid coolant, such as water or oil, to dissipate heat generated during the rectification process. The rectifier components, such as diodes and transformers, are typically immersed or in direct contact with the coolant. The coolant absorbs the heat and carries it away from the rectifier, maintaining a suitable operating temperature.

Close up of a rectifier for the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2024

Why use Littelfuse’s liquid-cooled rectifiers?

  • Compact design.
  • Easy integration – Industry -standard housing for easy integration.
  • Customized products – Littlefuse offers various customized products based on customer-specific and application-specific requirements.


Experience unparalleled reliability and power with our cutting-edge energy storage devices. Eaton XLHV supercapacitors are high reliability, high power, ultra-high capacitance energy storage devices utulizing electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) construction combined with proprietary materials and processes. The combination of advanced technologies allows Eaton to offer a wide variety of capacitor solutions tailored to applications for back-up power, pulsed power and hybrid power systems.

Features and benefits

  • Standard 19″ rack mounting
  • Systems up to 1500V and higher
  • Large capacitance for high energy desity
  • UL recognized
Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2024

Why visit the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe 2024?

Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe is exclusively for people involved in the decision making process in specifying which propulsion systems to invest in, which components to procure or which charging infrastructure to specify.

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More about our solid-state DC breaker

Learn more about how our solid-state DC breakers offer optimal protection for your DC grid. View all our available solid-state DC breakers in our product catalog.

More information about our IGBT based solid-state DC Breaker for marine applications

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