Enhanced connector system for EVs and more

23rd June 2022
Sam Holland

Amphenol Industrial Operations, a leader in interconnect systems, has enhanced its ePower-Lite line to include a 2-pole mini ePower-Lite connector with a secondary locking design that is rated to 30 A. This connector was created as a low-cost alternative for EV customers.

Designed for use in electric vehicles, hybrid cars and heavy equipment/forklifts, as well as by PDU, MCU and OBC manufacturers, the ePower-Lite Mini has an operating voltage of 600V AC / 800V DC.Specific applications include, the PTC (positive temperature coefficient), PDU (power distribution unit), MCU (motor control unit), battery packs and battery charging.

These robust connectors feature a lightweight plastic shell and compact design to provide weight and space savings in vehicle design. They also include HVIL and EMI shielding for safety and performance. 

The connectors are touch-proof and feature a straight version plug for easy mating, as well as a 4 key/keyway design to prevent incorrect mating. The ePower-Lite Mini can be mated at least 100 times.

This connector series has a UL 94V-0 flammability rating, an IP67 rating when mated, and an operating temperature range from −40°C to +125°C.

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