New Product: Next Generation Charging Inlets

Next Generation Charging Inlets

Next Generation Charging Inlets

TE's modular set of AMP+ charging inlets is interchangeable among the different regional inlet types, with minimum impact on the body of a hybrid or electric vehicle.

October 18, 2016

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, today announced its next generation charging inlets for hybrid and electric vehicles. Together with its portfolio of charging cables, TE offers a complete charging system which sustains the development of hybrid and electric vehicles.

TE's modular set of AMP+ charging inlets is interchangeable among the different regional inlet types, with minimum impact on the body of a hybrid or electric vehicle. The mounting adaptor has been customized for the highest flexibility for end users. A simplified construction allows harness makers to easily assemble the inlet components. Reworked air and creepage distances for high insulation resistance and integrated temperature sensors ensure a safe and reliable charging process. AMP+ charging inlets are certified according to the most recent standards.

The charging inlets include a device for reliable detection of the lock and unlock position. Customized lighting for visual feedback while charging can be integrated. TE’s next generation inlets for DC and CCS types with currents up to 400A meet OEM requirements for fast charging inlets, allowing the batteries of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles to charge in just 15 minutes. The next generation AMP+ charging inlet system will launch in 2017.

Product highlights
• Reduced size and weight
• Ease of assembly
• Temperature sensing of AC and DC contacts
• Customized lighting can be integrated
• New locking device optimized for charging application

Typical applications in hybrid and electric vehicles:
    • AC charge interface: Type 1 (North-America, Japan), 2 (Europe) and GB (China)
    • DC Charge interface: (Type CCS 1 (North-America), 2 (Europe) and GB (China) DC 

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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