SAE Electric Vehicle and Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler
This SAE Recommended Practice covers the general physical, electrical, functional and performance requirements to facilitate conductive charging of EV/PHEV vehicles in North America. This document defines a common EV/PHEV and supply equipment vehicle conductive charging method including operational requirements and the functional and dimensional requirements for the vehicle inlet and mating connector.
Rationale: This recommended practice defines AC Level 1 and AC Level 2 charge levels and specifies a conductive charge coupler and electrical interfaces for AC Level 1 and AC Level 2 charging. This revision incorporates DC charging. DC Level 1 and DC Level 2 charge levels, charge coupler and electrical interfaces are defined. The DC Level 1 charge coupler is identical to the AC Level 1 and AC Level 2 charge coupler. DC Level 2 charging is achieved by adding 2 high current contacts to the AC Level 1 and AC Level 2 charge coupler.
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