ITT Cannon introduces new CCS2 high amperage EV connectors

23rd February 2024
Harry Fowle

ITT Cannon has announced the launch of its high-performance CCS2 Electric Vehicle (EV) connector for the European charging station market.

This groundbreaking high amperage solution is available in 200 A, 250 A and 300 A variants with an enhanced boost mode that increases its amperage to 500 A. Designed and manufactured in Europe, these tethered lead, mode 4 connectors feature a unique exchangeable mating face that enables EV charging network providers to complete a quick and seamless infield mating face replacement.

“Our customers have relied on Cannon EV connectors for over a decade, and our new CCS2 High Amperage product is a next-generation breakthrough aligned to their evolving needs,” said Ellen McMillan, Vice President and General Manager Europe, ITT Connect and Control Technologies. “At ITT, we are focused on engineering a more sustainable future and are excited to partner with e-mobility players in Europe and beyond to demonstrate our commitment to driving innovation and enabling sustainable transportation.”

The product combines a modern matte black aesthetic with an ultra-durable UV-resistant design. Streamlined for weight and size optimization, it includes an optional power consumption measurement capability for charging station monitoring and maintenance. Cannon’s CCS2 high amperage connectors are also customizable, which sets them apart from equivalent DC offerings.

“From custom handle colors to end terminals, and bespoke logos or graphics, we have the flexibility to deliver. Whatever the requirement, we can help craft a tailor-made solution that enables our customers to amplify their brand and maximize operational efficiencies,” said Miles Schoeckel, Market Manager EV, ITT Cannon.

Additional key features of the CCS2 high amperage solution include:

  • Flexible ergonomic cables
  • An uncooled design that requires no liquid refrigerant
  • Ambient operating temperature range of -30°C to +50°C
  • IEC 62196-3 certification at VDE
  • Full RoHS and REACH compliance

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