Patent Number: 6,674,180

Title: Power supply for a hybrid electric vehicle

Abstract: An electrical system (12) is provided for an automotive vehicle (10) having a first power source (14) with a first positive terminal (16) and first negative terminal (18). A second power source (20) having a second positive terminal (22) and a second negative terminal (24) is also provided. A common electrical node N.sub.2 is coupled to the first negative terminal and the second positive terminal. A first load (26) is coupled between the first positive terminal and the second node N.sub.2. A second load (28) is coupled between the common node N.sub.2 and the second negative terminal (24).

Inventors: Gale; Allan Roy (Livonia, MI), Degner; Michael W. (Novi, MI), Nicastri; Paul Raymund (Plymouth, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

International Classification: B60L 11/18 (20060101); H01M 010/46 ()

Expiration Date: 01/06/2021