48V technologies

Increasing the voltage can reduce the weight.

48V technologies – helping to deliver the future, today

For decades, cars have used 12V electrical systems. Today, the growth in vehicle complexity and feature count is causing the electrical loading in vehicles to increase. This calls for new solutions – such as 48V systems. The higher voltage is ideal for features such as stop-start systems, compressors, electric power steering and regenerative braking.

The increased voltage means that smaller cable cross-sections can be used – reducing the harness weight.

Our engineers and technical specialists ensure maximum EDS system efficiency by analysing the wire topology, power loads, electrical characteristics of active or passive loads and the behaviour of arcs – introducing 48V circuits where this optimises performance, reduces weight and improves the harness packaging in the vehicle.