Intelligent Power Management

As a specialist for the development and production of circuit board-based solutions for electrical systems Wurth Electronics ICS has developed and implemented new concepts of electrical systems which fulfill the requirements of the customers, the legal and the environmental regulations.

The various concepts can be used independently or in combination with each other. The double-sided component assembly and the three-dimensional arrangement of the components permit a compact system type and optimal utilization of the mounting space. A high level of modularity makes it possible to realize a variety of options, versions and modifications without a lot of expense.

Furthermore, Wurth Electronics ICS has the experience and in house competences to provide you with housing protecting your power distribution center. From simple protection up to IP69K, we are able to design the optimal protection for your system. That design can be based on off the shelf boxes, standard Wurth Electronics ICS housings or 100% custom for your application.

And that's not all. In the course of the evolution, Wurth Electronics ICS has attained a further level in the development of electrical systems by combining power with logic. The connection of electronic control and CAN modules onto the circuit board makes it possible to distribute currents in vehicles in an intelligent and efficient way, and to link electrical systems into the communication networks. Wurth Electronics ICS has committed itself to this development.

5 concepts for electrical systems in vehicles

Conventional central electrical systems

Circuit board-based electrical systems for switching and protecting all functions in the vehicle.

Possible applications:

  • Vehicles that are produced in large numbers
  • Vehicles that have a small number of electronic components

Cost efficient power boxes with customized solutions for power transmission, signal transfer and function control

The new Wurth Electronics ICS REDline Power Boxes are readily available and configured to be populated with ICS Power Boards, delivering an Ingress Protected solution that is customized to each specific application.

Possible applications:

  • Vehicles that are produced in small and large numbers
  • Vehicles with decentralized electrical systems
  • Vehicles with higher IP level requirements for power distribution

Modular electrical systems

Electrical systems that consist of multiple small modules. The modules can be combined in any manner desired. In that way a large number of different requirements and options can be covered. This solution offers a high degree of individualization and ease of modification.

Possible applications:

  • Vehicles in many different versions and with country or customer-specific options

Local electrical systems

Electrical systems that consist of multiple units. These units are general located close to the user which functions they control, e.g. air conditioning systems, lighting etc. The shorter wire paths result in savings of both power and weight.

Possible applications:

  • Large vehicles with long, complex wiring harnesses and large numbers of interconnections

New generation of central electrical systems with control and CAN modules on board

Electrical systems with electronic control modules on board that can be connected to the circuit board via plug&play. This solution makes it possible to realize logical functions based on the electronics. The software can map various options using the same hardware. CAN-capable modules can connect the central electrical systems to the existing network.

Possible applications:

  • Vehicles that are produced in large numbers
  • Vehicles in many different versions and / or with customer or country-specific options