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TE Connectivity launches new connectors and charging inlets

TE Connectivity has launched three new products for the hybrid and electric commercial transportation market. The new IPT-HD power bolt connector performs in temperatures ranging from -40 to +125 degrees Celsius and, thanks to its low-contact-resistance design, can withstand excessively high engine-level vibrations. The IPT-HD connector features a new shielding that complies with ISO and LV standards, as well as thicker options for conductor cross-sections used in MCU (Motor Control Unit), e-axle and e-motor applications. The power bolt series can support up to 3 positions, as well as 50 mm² and 70 mm² conductor cross-sections. A 95 mm² option will be available soon. 

TE’s new ICT charging inlets are modular and customizable with various design options, including cable exits to the left or right side. Capable of 10,000 mating cycles and charging at 250 VAC at 32 A and 1,000 VDC at 200 A, these charging inlets feature larger cable sizes than what is used in the automotive market—DC 70 mm² / PE 25 mm² / AC 6 mm². Safety features include an integrated actuator for end position sensing, integrated PT1000 temperature sensors for enhanced temperature monitoring and optional protective flaps to help keep out dust and moisture. With the available LED charging indicator option, users can distinguish when the vehicle is actively charging. Kits and pigtail cable assemblies in 1.5 or 3 m lengths are available to help ease supply chain and manufacturing concerns.

The HVA HD400 high-voltage accessories connector is TE’s new solution for high-voltage accessory applications. This connectivity system is designed for use in applications such as HVAC, heaters, hydraulic pumps and electronic power steering. The compact and adaptable design allows for either 2 or 3 conductors in the same interface, handling 2.5, 4 and 6 mm² LV216 conductor cross-section single-core cabling. The HVA HD400 connector can perform in extreme environments, and can handle up to 1,000 VDC and 60 A at +80 degrees Celsius. Other features include an operating temperature of -40 to +140 degrees Celsius, dust and water ingress protection rating of IP68 and IP6K9K, contact position assurance, and the ability to withstand transmission-level vibrations.

“The road to electrification is complex and shifting in real time,” said Sebastien Dupré, Product Manager at TE Connectivity. “These three new products address safety and reliability, and most importantly, provide the rugged designs needed to enable high performance in the extreme conditions unique to the ICT market.”

Source: TE Connectivity

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