ITT ICS announces new generation IEC, J1772 and GB electric vehicle connector

April 02, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
In the run-up to the eCarTec exhibition in Paris, connector manufacturer ITT Interconnect Solutions announces the second generation of its J1772 charging connector.

Based on HEP spring contact technology and capable of performing Level I and II charging from a low end of 15A/120V to a high end range of 75A/240V through the same interface, the J1772 is the electric vehicle industry's first UL-rated J1772 Level II 75 amp four hour or less full charging solution. Charging options include 75A/240V, 30A/240V, 15A/240V and 15A/120V. The inlet connector includes finger-tip protection on the power and ground pin contacts and also features an enhanced cable management system using ITT's VEAM CIR series backshells. By using cable with a greater degree of flexibility, ease-of-use is assured on retractable design charging units.

The connector succeeds the successful J1772 EV connector, currently in use by most EVSE players including AV, Schneider Electric, BYD, Clipper Creek and in several other charging station devices. The generation 2 J1772 electric vehicle charging connector complies with SAE standard J1772_201001 (current revision) and uses AC Level 1 and Level 2 charge levels for use with Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles. IEC and GB charging interfaces will be launched in the coming weeks.

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