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More Variations Available of KW02C Series, CHAdeMO-compliant EV Charging and Discharging Connectors

Expanded Product Lineup for North America and Japan Markets

July 7, 2022
KW02C

JAE has added a product lineup to the KW02C Series, CHAdeMO (*1) specification-compliant EV charging and discharging connectors, which features improved waterproof performance and easier handling.

As the global trend toward decarbonization accelerates, the electrification of entire mobility systems, including passenger vehicles, is advancing and the EV charging infrastructure is expected to further expand into the future. EVs are also anticipated to function as backup power storage sources. A system which enables charging and discharging between power grids and homes, known as V2X (*2) systems, are also being built.

EV chargers are required to be placed in variety of location with diverse spacing allowances. They need to be compact enough to be installed in small spaces, easy to use by people of all ages, and have a larger current capacity to enable faster charging. To cater to these demands, JAE previously released the KW02C Series CE Certified Product (*4) (*5), a connector with a V2X ready cable while being approximately 20% lighter and more compact (*3) than conventional products, and capable of up to 37A output. JAE is expanding sales of this product in the European and Japanese markets.

JAE has developed an easy to use product with improved waterproof performance and increased cable flexibility, thereby expanding the product lineup. The V2X infrastructure trend is accelerating in the Japanese market and so for this market, JAE developed the KW02C Series JCS Standard-compatible Product (*6). For North America, one of the major EV markets, JAE has developed the KW02C Series UL Recognized Product. The UL Standards are product safety standards widely trusted in North America and around the world and aim to standardize functions and safety. To top, JAE developed a product that passed UL’s strict waterproof tests required for certification.

JAE will continue to meet a wide variety of customer needs with an extensive lineup of products in the KW Series EV charging and discharging connectors.
 

Features

  • UL Recognized (excludes non-UL-standard products)
  • JCS Standard compatible
  • CHAdeMO Standard compliant
  • Compliant with Electric Vehicle Charging and Discharging System Guidelines
  • Highly reliable design using environment-withstanding materials
  • Compact and weight reduced product yet a highly durable design.
  • Compatible with high-output charge/discharge systems

Applicable Devices and Markets

KW02C UL Recognized Product KW02C JCS Standard-compatible Product
V2X (CHAdeMO protocol)
North American Market
V2X (CHAdeMO protocol)
Japanese Market

General Specifications

Item KW02C UL Recognized Product KW02C JCS Standard-compatible Product
Certification UL (*5) JCS (applies to cable)
Number of Contacts Power supply (power): 2 pos., power supply (12V): 2 pos., signal: 6 pos.
Rated Current Power supply (power): 37A max.
Power supply (12V): 6.4A, signal: 2A
Rated Voltage Power supply (power): DC500V, power supply (12V)/signal: DC 16V max
Insulation Resistance 100MΩ min.
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage AC3,000V for 1 minute
Durability 10,000 times
Insertion Force 100N max.
Operating Temperature Range -30°C ~ +40°C

*1: CHAdeMO is a brand name of the fast charger protocol proposed as a standard specification by the CHAdeMO Association.
*2: V2X (Vehicle to X) is a generic term for V2G (Vehicle to Grid), V2H (Vehicle to Home), V2L (Vehicle to Load), and others.
*3: Weight ratio of the connector excludes the weight of cable.
*4: CE certification indicates that the product complies with mandatory safety and other requirement as stipulated in EU Directives and regulations.
*5: Also compliant with the JCS Standard
*6: The JCS Standard is a product and materials standard for electrical wire. It is widely used in Japan as a standard for testing, inspection, and technical calculations

Series Information

KW02C Series (UL and cUL Recognized Products)
(Charging and Discharging System Connector for EV)(For more details) >

KW02C Series (JCS standard compliant product)
(Charging and Discharging System Connector for EV)(For more details) >


Information and details given here are as of the date of publication.
Please note that the details may be changed.