ITT Interconnect Solutions (ICS) has developed its second generation J1772 electric vehicle connector. The EVC Series provides fast charging for all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
ITT ICS says it is the only US-certified J1772 interconnect capable of delivering a 75A charge, which results in a charging time that is 2.5 times faster than 30A devices. This next generation SAE standard J1772 201001 is now available, and IEC and GB charging interfaces for Europe and Asia will be launched in the coming weeks.
The new connector has been developed for AC Level 1 and Level 2 charging systems for the electric vehicle market, EV, EVSE, and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles. The charging system is built in accordance with the SAE® standard J1772 201001 (current revisions) specifications, and is approved by regional test laboratories worldwide. Consisting of the J2CE Connector and the J2IV inlet, the system is designed for a minimum of 10,000 cycles of mechanical operation and meets UL50 Type 3R/3S sealing for weather protection.
“Our 2nd Generation J1772 electric vehicle connector has a new ergonomically friendly handle shape, textured for improved grip. The locking latch mechanism is exposed and raised from the handle body, allowing for ease of engagement to standard inlets. This is an important design factor as EV drivers handle the connector on a daily basis. We have also extended the range of cables the connector will accommodate to satisfy the different preferences we see in each region of the world,” said Ted Worroll, Global RF product manager at ITT.
Further details are available in an Applications Note downloadable from: www.ittcannon.com.
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