- By Markus Beck, Sensata Technologies
Advanced battery systems need advanced circuit protection solutions for a variety of reasons - ranging from improving high power, industrial / aerospace battery safety and performance to encouraging greater market acceptance of electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft designed for advance air mobility (AAM) or urban air mobility (UAM) missions. The high current levels and power densities in next-gen battery systems demand equally high-performance, highly precise safety components.
Only by designing systems that are robust and safe, and using high-performance components such as fuses and contactors that can handle short circuits, can a manufacturer ensure reliability over a given vehicle’s lifetime.
This whitepaper covers the ever-increasing demand for improved stored energy systems, the role of fuses and contactors, as well as faster & more precise next generation technology solutions for protecting EV batteries and power systems.