Electrical vehicles are gaining popularity and market shares are stronger than ever before. Especially hybrid electrical vehicles (HEV) are being sold in high quantities lately, but also purely battery electric vehicles (BEV) are considered having good prospects.
Just as every other car, electrical vehicles contain electrical components which need to be protected from dangerous over-current and short circuits. On top of these lower-voltage components, EV's also have high voltage DC parts like high-capacity battery packs, power conversion devices and other auxiliary circuits. Being direct current, fuses for these applications must meet special requirements for a safe and reliable operation.
The same applies to EV fast charging stations which are able to deliver high DC currents. They are an important pillar of e-mobility and the appropriate protection is important for making them reliable and available.