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Leviton Launches Industry-First 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly

Leviton announced the launch of the industry-first 40AElectric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly. The connector assembly wasspecially designed for the Leviton Evr-Green(®) family of electrical vehiclesupply equipment. Rated to 40 amps of current or 9.7kW of power, the connectorassembly also complies with the Society of Automotive Engineers J1772(TM)recommended standards.


 

“We have worked closely with our automaker partnersto develop a safe and reliable connector assembly that is designed for morethan 10,000 operating cycles – that’s more than 27 years of use,” saidManoj Karwa, Senior Director of EVSE Programs for Leviton’s Commercial andIndustrial Business Unit. “The 40 amp charge connector assembly is in usein 3,000 dealers and in 11 different vehicle platforms as part of our 32 and 40amp charging stations, creating a family of charging stations to meet the nextgeneration of electric vehicles.”

 

Leviton is the Toyota-approved electric vehicle supplyequipment provider for RAV4 EV and Prius Plug-in Level 2 (240V) charging needs.Toyota has partnered with Leviton to support Level 2 charging for Toyotacustomers, dealerships and corporate offices across the United States.

 

In order to abide by Leviton’s commitment to help createa sustainable environment, the Charge Connector Assembly utilizes anenvironmentally responsible and low carbon footprint connector housing. Ininstances of unauthorized use, a built-in anti-theft mechanism serves asprotection. The connector assembly is available with 25 feet of flexible yetdurable 8 awg electrical vehicle cable.

 

The Leviton 40 amp charge connector assembly meets orexceeds the stringent UL 2251 Plugs, Receptacles and Couplers for ElectricVehicles, UL 62 Flexible Cords and Cables and NEC 625 Electric Vehicle ChargingSystem Equipment standards.

 

As the adoption of electric vehicles becomes moreprevalent, an emerging trend is the utilization of larger on-board chargers,requiring charge connector assemblies with higher rated current capacity.  The Leviton 40 amp Connector Assembly iswell-suited for the next generations of vehicles and charging stations.

 

To learn more about Leviton’s EVSE program please call(877) 338-7473 or visit www.leviton.com/evrgreen.

 

About Leviton Commercial and Industrial Leviton’scomprehensive line of commercial and industrial-grade electrical wiring devicesprovide builders, contractors and specifiers with solutions engineered towithstand the most rigorous commercial environments and harshest industrialapplications. Leviton manufacturers everything from commercial, industrial andhospital grade wiring devices, to surge protective devices, electric vehiclesupply equipment, temporary power solutions, heavy duty motor starter switches,IEC and NEMA watertight rated devices and more. Learn more at www.leviton.com/industrial.

 

About Leviton Electric Vehicle Charging EquipmentLeviton’s commitment to help create a sustainable environment is furtherdemonstrated in our new line of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) andsupport services. Our Evr-Green(® )line of electrical vehicle supply equipment(EVSE) is compliant with North American industry standards, meets the moststringent safety requirements, and is compatible with all major automanufacturers’ electric vehicles (SAE J1772(TM) compliant). Learn more at www.leviton.com/evrgreen.

 

About Leviton

Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensiverange of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial andindustrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Levitonhelps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through itselectrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, andlighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylightharvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electricvehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time andcost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton,http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

 

J1772 is a trademark of SAE International.  

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