App note: Optocouplers in on-board chargers and battery monitoring systems

App note from Vishay on how optocouplers play a role on safety for Electric vehicles. Link here (PDF) The number of electric vehicles on the roads is steadily growing, increasing the need for safe and reliable battery systems and high efficiency battery chargers. Modern electric vehicles use battery systems with voltages up to 1000 V […]

Electric vehicle GrandPrix races

NBitWonder writes: The NBitWonder staff are Purdue-based, and wanted to get the word out about 2 cool events that are happening the next 2 days in the West Lafayette, IN area. Purdue and other local-area universities are sponsoring an all electric vehicle grand prix. We didn’t get this up in time for the April 30th […]