Application of 48 Volt for Mild Hybrid Vehicles and High Power Loads 2014-01-1790
During the evolution of Hybrid vehicles as well as electrical vehicles the need for an additional Voltage level was defined for the utilization of high power loads like electrical compressors, electrical heaters as well as power steering and electrical pumps. The main systems benefit is the generation of approximately 12 kW electrical power by a traditional belt driven Generator. This allows boost function for acceleration and recuperation for mild hybrid vehicles with the target to reduce up to 15% CO2 by keeping the traditional thermal based engines.
Delphi has developed systems and components that meet the special 48 Volt related electrical requirements on arcing, hot plugging and corrosion. Our benefit is the long term expertise within the total system know how and the derived technical specification and needs. This includes connection systems for devices up to 7 kW power, 48 Volt distribution boxes and high power electronics, energy management as well as total systems fusing definition, wiring harness specific routing and design.