Honda unveil eGX electrified power unit

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Honda unveiled the first prototype of the eGX, an electrified power unit developed for commercial-grade work at bauma recently

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Honda is currently developing the eGX as an advanced zero-emission electrified power unit, without compromising the reliability and installation compatibility of Honda’s GX Series general-purpose engines.

Honda’s GX engine series are designed for various types of commercial-grade work equipment across a broad range of industries.  

Development centred on satisfying the needs of the construction machinery market to enable their equipment to be used in a wider range of environments, such as underground tunnels or night construction work undertaken near residential areas — with a primary focus on machinery that operates under high vibration, such as a rammers and plate compactors.

The motor for the eGX is equipped with a three-phase brushless DC motor that offers high-efficiency and high-power through advanced insulation and winding technology for the alternator.

The convenience and operational efficiency of the eGX is enhanced through the adoption of a detachable lithium-ion battery pack.

The two prototypes that were on display were an integrated DC power unit eGX: which would be a model installed to a plate compactor, and the separated DC power unit eGX which would be installed to a rammer. 

The eGX will offer excellent compatibility with Honda GX Series engines as the size of the bolt holes and shaft of the flange are the same as those on the GX (R) 100/120, the external dimensions are also similar to that of GX120.

It will also offer an easy start with its simple switch operation; will be low-maintenance and have zero-emissions.

 

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