Safety, reliability, and functionality are all critical to the success of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs). Effective isolation strategies are key to optimizing these three areas.
In many high-voltage automotive systems, isolation is a functional requirement that can be leveraged to enhance safety by protecting operators and service technicians from electric shock. In addition, isolation can improve reliability by preventing overvoltage and overcurrent conditions from damaging sensitive electronic components. To successfully deploy isolation strategies, you will need an understanding of the types of isolation available and the levels of protection they provide.