Yazaki has teamed with the SAE J1772 Working Group to define a standard connector interface for charging batteries from the utility grid on its next generation of plug-in electric vehicles. Design features for the connector include a compact size; crush-proof design; support of up to a 70 A charge rate; and safe, touch-proof contacts. The connector was designed for more than 10,000 insertion cycles. Yazaki supplies high-voltage products for many hybrid vehicles on the road domestically and in Japan and offers improved material selection, component integration, size reduction, and enhanced designs for manufacturability.
For more information, visit booth 1307 at the SAE 2009 World Congress.