Original article was published on Autonomous Vehicle Technology
TE Connectivity has introduced a new purchasing option for high-voltage terminals and connectors: new hybrid and electric mobility solutions kits that contain the parts to create an assembly, but in one easy-to-order package.
Kits are available for AMP+ HVA 280, AMP+ HVA 630, AMP+ HVP 800, AMP+ HVP 1100, and AMP+ IPT solutions and are for use with high-voltage, hybrid, and electric mobility applications.
AMP+ HVA 280 two- or three-position low-medium current connectors and headers are finger-proof and touch-safe, and are designed for flexibility with options needed for various hybrid/electric vehicle device applications. This product family can be utilized with multi-core or individually shielded wire and includes a discrete header design intended to improve packaging and manufacturing efficiency with a two-stage floating latch that creates safety in the system. The connector system also provides multiple latching options and an integrated internal HVIL, allowing for package size optimization and routing flexibility.
AMP+ HVA 630 two-, three-, four- and five-position low-medium current connectors and headers are touch-safe and designed to meet AK 4.3.3, LV215-1 specifications and feature a CPA (Connector Position Assurance). With a current carrying capability up to 40A at 284° F (140° C) and a 4-6mm2 multicore wire range, the company says the AMP+ connectors and headers can be used in many EV device applications. The shielded and sealed two-position connectors are designed for advanced performance with high-voltage onboard chargers. The five-position connectors allow three-phase charging currents up to 32A for maximum charging capacity and due to its lever control, the necessary mating force is less the 70 N. The package size is optimized with an integrated internal HVIL.
The touch-proof one-, two- or three-position high current connectors and headers found in the AMP+ HVP 800 kits are designed to meet AK 4.3.3, LV215-1 specifications. With a current carrying capability up to 200A at 185° F (85° C) (depending on wire cross section), an ample temperature range and a wide wire range, the AMP+ high current connectors and headers can be used in various EV applications. An integrated internal HVIL with multiple routing options allow package size optimization and flexibility. According to the company, assembly is simplified with a lever assist for low insertion force.
AMP+ HVP 1100 finger-proof, touch-safe, one-position high-current connectors and headers are designed for flexibility with the options needed for various hybrid and electric vehicle device applications. With a current carrying capability up to 300A at 185° F (85° C) and 70 mm2 individually shielded wire, the TE AMP+ HVP 1100 can be used in many high-voltage applications. The system provides an integrated internal HVIL for package size optimization.
Finally, TE says its AMP+ IPT shielded ring tongue enable easy and flexible adaption of the internal power terminal to various applications. The IPT is available in one-, two- or three-pole housings. The power accessory provides 360-degree EMC shielding and wire-to-device capabilities. The screwed ring tongue can be applied on different length cables, according to the needs of the customer.
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