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KW1C & KW02C CHAdeMO Compliant EV Charging Connectors

We are pleased to announce the release of our new KW1C and KW02C Series EV Charging connectors, featuring a smaller and lighter design, with enhanced high current ratings. JAE has been designing EV charging solutions since 2010, the dawn of the EV (Electric Vehicle) era, and has released multiple connectors that meet CHAdeMO and CCS Type-2 standards over the years.

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Powerlance brand EV charging KW series connectors combine durability and high quality performance to provide the industries most dependable solutions.

Market Trends in EV Charging

As the movement toward decarbonization accelerates in many countries, the electrification of mobility as a whole, including passenger cars, is progressing and as a result the EV charging infrastructure is expected to continuously expand.
What’s more is EVs are expected to play a significant role in contributing to the supply of electricity in smart grids as they function as large power storage systems that enable charging and discharging.
As the number of EVs increase the number of chargers are also expected to increase significantly. EV chargers are needed in every scene where EVs are present, such as homes, offices, urban areas, bus terminals, and highways. As chargers are being installed in various locations, needs are diversifying. such as the need for smaller, easier to handle, and higher output (faster charging), are becoming increasingly important.

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JAE's Variety in EV Charging – KW Product Lineup

Our original EV charging solution, the KW1 Series, is a fast charging connector that conforms to CHAdeMO standards and has been widely adopted internationally, with a long-term field track record since its product release in 2011. The KW02/KW03 series are compact and lightweight charging connectors that offer enhanced reliability based on the field experience of our KW1 Series, and also meet the V2H guidelines established by CHAdeMO. Our KW04 series fast charging connectors conform to the CCS Type-2 standard (which is gaining popularity in European countries at a rapid rate), and have been designed with an enhanced internal structure to reduce maintenance costs of public chargers that are often used more frequently.
Our two newest additions to the product lineup, the KW1C and KW02C Series connectors, comply with CHAdeMO specifications and both include internal enhancements from previous models (see below for more details).
In the future, we will continue to develop products not only for CCS but also for ChaoJi, a new charging standard, in order to further enhance our EV charging connector family.

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KW1C Series for CHAdeMO Fast Charge/V2G

KW1C Series connectors are CHAdeMO compliant and can be used for fast charging applications. This product is approximately 20% lighter than previous models due to the use of a weather withstanding resin material, where previous generations use a combination of materials for the housing. To maintain the same level of quality we’ve used stainless steel for critical mechanical components, such as the latch and internal locking mechanism. The design has also been enhanced with an ergonomic architecture to give a more user friendly charging experience. Lastly, thanks to V2X, the Electric Vehicle Power System (EVPS) can continue to operate as a portable charger even during power outages. This lightweight and compact connector provides the ideal charging solution for EV charger installers where mass installation is required.

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KW02C Series for CHAdeMO V2H/V2G

KW02C Series connectors are CHAdeMO compliant and are suitable for both home (V2H) and grid (V2G) applications. This product was designed with the user in mind, featuring an ergonomic handle and 20% reduction in size and weight from the previous generations, offering an overall enhanced user experience. Also, the output rating has been increased to 37A enabling faster charging and discharging times. Additionally, the cables are compatible with JCS certification (Japanese market) and CE certification (European market) and making it possible to install in multiple regions. In accordance with CHAdeMO V2H guidelines, this connector uses a self-holding solenoid for the locking mechanism, and has its own lock detection system that can be status checked at the EVPS.

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KW04 Series CCS Type-2 Connector with Interchangeable Mate Face

The KW04 Series is a fast charging connector that complies with CCS Type-2standard. It is compatible with charging vehicles facilitated with CCS Type-2 standard inlets, a standard that is becoming increasingly popular in the European market, where EVs are quickly gaining traction. It is anticipated that the use of public chargers will rapidly increase in the future as EVs become more widespread. An EV charging connector that has reached its service cycle would traditionally require replacement of an entire cable harness assembly. In order to reduce the total cost the KW04 Series features a unique structure that allows only the mating part of the connector to be replaced. Additionally, to ensure the highest level of safety this connector features a double insulation structure, which protects the live components of the connector from water. This structure prevents short circuiting caused by water ingress even if the exterior is damaged due to environmental circumstances or misuse. A safety-design structure adopted from the development of our CHAdeMO connector designs, which have been proven to be highly reliable.

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KW04 Series Replaceable Structure

KW Series Products

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Product Standard Rated
Current
Rated
Voltage
Certification Operating Temp Charging
Type
KW1(CE)
 KW1(UL)
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CHAdeMO 1.2
IEC62196-3
125 A 500 VDC UL /CE CE: -30°C∼+50°C
UL: -30°C∼+40°C
Fast Charge
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CHAdeMO 2.0
IEC62196-3
MAX150 A
* Note
500 VDC CE CE: -30°C∼+50°C Fast Charge
(w/V2G)
KW02 
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CHAdeMO 1.2
V2H Guideline 2.1
IEC62196-3
25 A 450 VDC CE CE: -30°C∼+50°C Slow Charge
(w/V2H, V2G)
KW02C 
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CHAdeMO 2.0
V2H Guideline 2.1
IEC62196-3
MAX37 A
* Note
500 VDC CE CE: -30°C∼+50°C Slow Charge
(w/V2H, V2G)
KW03 
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CHAdeMO 1.2
V2H Guideline 2.1
IEC62196-3
80 A 500 VDC UL /CE CE: -30°C∼+50°C
UL: -30°C∼+50°C
Mid-Charge
(w/V2H, V2G)
KW04 
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CCS Type-2
IEC62196-3
150 A
200 A
1000 VDC CE CE: -30°C∼+50°C Fast Charge
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KW Series EV Charging Connector Catalog Download

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