New 48V on-board electrical systems in the automotive industry

In recent years, the automotive industry has witnessed a growing trend towards the adoption of new 48V on-board electrical systems. These systems, providing four times the power of traditional 12V systems, offer numerous benefits in terms of efficiency and performance.

While initially used in passenger vehicles, there is now a rising interest in applying this technology to commercial vehicles as well. As the industry strives for higher efficiency and reduced emissions, 48VDC power systems are becoming more prevalent. They bring advantages like increased power density, improved energy efficiency, and reduced wiring weight.

Let’s explore the benefits and explores the key components of 48VDC power systems, including fuseholders, power distribution units, medium voltage relays, and other electromechanical components.