TTI boosts e-mobility with Amphenol FCi’s DuraEV battery connectors

The new DuraEV battery charging and discharging connectors from Amphenol FCi (ACS) are suitable for both portable and fixed e-mobility battery applications in two- and three-wheelers. These hybrid connectors, which support two-power and four or six signal pins, employ a patented contact system capable of carrying a continuous current of up to 70A. They are now available from TTI.

The charging and discharging DuraEV connectors are IP67-sealed in both mated and unmated conditions to prevent the ingress of dust and moisture. There is also an IP cap for the socket side and an optional IP cap for the plug side. The connectors are rated for 10,000 mating cycles and at temperatures from -20 to +90 degrees C.

They use a Poka-Yoke mechanism which helps eliminate mis-mating errors, and the first mate last break (FMLB) power sequencing supports safe plugging. There is also finger protection to help ensure safe, manual handling during everyday use. In addition, the positive latch and connector position assurance (CPA) feature ensures easy mating and un-mating and provides secure locking, said TTI.

“In recent years, the e-bike battery connection problem during charging and discharging has been well-documented with common issues including connector oxidation, water ingress, mis-mating and contact wear,” explains Dermot Byrne, industry marketing director – transportation at TTI Europe. “Amphenol’s DuraEV connectors enable e-mobility manufacturers to provide a robust, safe and reliable solution for both the e-bike and its owner.”

TTI, is a Berkshire Hathaway company and an authorised, specialty distributor of electronic components. Founded in 1971, TTI is a distributor to manufacturers in the industrial, defence, aerospace, transportation, medical and communications sectors worldwide. TTI and its wholly owned subsidiaries, the TTI Family of Companies, Mouser Electronics, Sager Electronics and Exponential Technology Group are in more than 132 locations throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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