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Eaton Provides Reliable Overcurrent Protection in Automotive Applications

August 09, 2021 by Eaton Electronic Components

Use Case Overview

The number of electronics integrated into modern vehicles is increasing due to demand for additional features, such as GPS navigation systems, smartphone docks, interior/exterior lighting, self-driving, and more. Due to higher power requirements, it is not surprising that circuit protection is more critical than ever in automotive applications. Many vehicles utilize 48 V power rails to supply power to additional electronics (e.g., ADAS, high-current sensors, actuators, etc.) and boost power efficiency. Higher voltage levels are needed to charge EV batteries and supply power to processors and other electronics.

This use case discusses circuit protection required throughout today’s vehicles as well as reliable overcurrent protection with Eaton Bussmann solutions.

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