Eaton announced its eMobility business has been awarded a contract to supply a 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter  for use in a commercial heavy-duty battery electric vehicle (BEV) that will power accessories, such as antilock brakes and lighting. The BEV will be sold in the North American and China markets beginning later this year. Eatons specialty converter, also known as a battery equalizer, works in conjunction with another converter that takes power from the BEVâs 600-volt system and steps it down to 24 volts. DC-DC converters are an essential part of eMobility product portfolio and are used in a variety of vehicle applications, said Pratik Trivedi, general manager, Eatons eMobility business. Like traditional vehicles, electrified vehicles (EVs) have low-voltage loads on board-like infotainment systems, GPS and safety devices. Eatons eMobility business was formed by combining products, expertise and global manufacturing capabilities from Eatons Electrical and Vehicle Groups.