Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using Conductive Automated Connection Devices Enclosed Pin and Socket Connection
This document details one of the connections of the SAE J3105 document. The connections are referenced in the scope of the main document SAE J3105. SAE J3105/3 details the enclosed pin and sleeve connection. All the common requirements are defined in the main document; the current document provides the details of the connection.
This document covers the main safety and interoperability relevant requirements for an electric vehicle power transfer system using a conductive automated charging device based on an enclosed pin and socket design. To allow interoperability for on-road vehicles (in particular, buses and coaches), one configuration is described in this document. Other configurations may be used for non-standard applications (for example, mining trucks or port vehicles).
The enclosed pin and socket connection interface is suitable for power transfer from >32 kW up to 1+ MW. Both the pin and socket are fully touch protected from unintentional human contact in both a mated and unmated configuration and thereby can be safely positioned at any height from the bottom to the top of the vehicle. It is hands-free, horizontally engaged, and can be positioned on the front, rear, or side of the vehicle.