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Title: High power connection system

Abstract

A high power connection system adapted for automotive environments which provides environmental and EMI shielding includes a female connector, a male connector, and a panel mount. The female connector includes a female connector base and a snap fitted female connector cover. The male connector includes a male connector base and a snap fitted male connector cover. The female connector base has at least one female power terminal cavity for seatably receiving a respective female power terminal. The male connector base has at least one male power terminal cavity for seatably receiving a respective male power terminal. The female connector is covered by a cover seal and a conductive shroud. A pair of lock arms protrude outward from the front end of the male connector base, pass through the panel mount and interface with a lever of a lever rotatably connected to the shroud to thereby mechanically assist mating of the male and female connectors. Safety terminals in the male and female connectors provide a last-to-connect-first-to-break connection with an HVIL circuit.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Warren, OH
  2. Noblesville, IN
  3. Youngstown, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873339
Patent Number(s):
6139351
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. (Troy, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01R - ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60L - PROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
power; connection; adapted; automotive; environments; provides; environmental; shielding; female; connector; male; panel; mount; base; snap; fitted; cover; terminal; cavity; seatably; receiving; respective; covered; seal; conductive; shroud; pair; lock; arms; protrude; outward; front; pass; interface; lever; rotatably; connected; mechanically; assist; mating; connectors; safety; terminals; provide; last-to-connect-first-to-break; hvil; circuit; power terminal; female connector; male connector; power connection; panel mount; protrude outward; /439/

Citation Formats

Schaefer, Christopher E, Beer, Robert C, and McCall, Mark D. High power connection system. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Schaefer, Christopher E, Beer, Robert C, & McCall, Mark D. High power connection system. United States.
Schaefer, Christopher E, Beer, Robert C, and McCall, Mark D. Sat . "High power connection system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873339.
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abstractNote = {A high power connection system adapted for automotive environments which provides environmental and EMI shielding includes a female connector, a male connector, and a panel mount. The female connector includes a female connector base and a snap fitted female connector cover. The male connector includes a male connector base and a snap fitted male connector cover. The female connector base has at least one female power terminal cavity for seatably receiving a respective female power terminal. The male connector base has at least one male power terminal cavity for seatably receiving a respective male power terminal. The female connector is covered by a cover seal and a conductive shroud. A pair of lock arms protrude outward from the front end of the male connector base, pass through the panel mount and interface with a lever of a lever rotatably connected to the shroud to thereby mechanically assist mating of the male and female connectors. Safety terminals in the male and female connectors provide a last-to-connect-first-to-break connection with an HVIL circuit.},
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