How to protect automotive USB Type-C™, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports against short-to-Vbus/battery events

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April 17, 2017
USB ports are found throughout a car, common places to find them are head units, glove compartment, armrest, rear seats and telematics. One thing to keep in mind is that there are several internal USB ports that are used to communication purposes back to the head unit, this internal USB ports are likely to be subjected to OVP events generated by the car battery. An example is a technician working on the vehicle during assembly or maintenance and shorting the USB lines by using a screw driver.

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