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Title: High power connection system

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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. (Warren, OH)
  2. (Noblesville, IN)
  3. (Youngstown, OH)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
873339
Report Number(s):
US 6139351
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Midwest Research Institute
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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