As the demand increases for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) worldwide, manufacturers must also cope with the increase in 12V or 24V accessories that traditionally have been powered by an alternator. In EVs and HEVs, this alternator is replaced with a DC/DC converter which can transfer the energy between the power source and on board accessories.
The DC/DC power converter structure has to be reliable and lightweight, with high efficiency, low electromagnetic interference and low current/voltage ripple. Heat that is generated from the converter must be adequately dissipated through the housing.
KEY CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS
• Easy to dispense
• Lower deflection force
• Small assembly gap
• Good heat transfer from components to heat sink
• Verified performance of vertical gap slump application
• Good dielectric strength to avoid breakdowns
Parker Chomerics THERM-A-GAP® GEL 30 fit the needs and the specifications of the automotive component manufacturer’s requirements. High volume dispensed thermal interface materials are ideal for automotive applications where cost, time, and efficiency are of the utmost importance.