The AEM EV PDU-8 is an affordable solution for controlling switched devices like cooling fans, headlights, brake lights, turn signals, windshield wipers, etc., on EV street-conversion and motorsports vehicles. Eight PDU-8s can be connected on the CAN bus for a total of 64 available channels. The ability to connect up to eight PDU-8s on the same CAN bus network lets users mount the individual PDUs closer to the subsystems they are controlling, which simplifies wiring, reduces weight and increases reliability.
The 8-Channel Power Distribution Unit provides CAN-directed switched power to the various systems on an EV by receiving its commands directly from a Vehicle Control Unit like our VCU200 or VCU300 or other VCU with CAN transmission capability, eliminating the need to create complicated logic programming in the PDU. This makes them easy to configure, easy to troubleshoot and negates the need to have dedicated spares for motorsports electric vehicles since they can be used interchangeably.