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Leviton launches industry-first 40A EV charge connector assembly

1 August 2014

Leviton has introduced an industry-first 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly: the Evr-Green 400 Charging Station. The connector assembly was specially designed for the Leviton Evr-Green family of electrical vehicle supply equipment. Rated to 40 amps of current or 9.7 kW of power, the connector assembly also complies with the Society of Automotive Engineers J1772 recommended standards.

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

We have worked closely with our automaker partners to develop a safe and reliable connector assembly that is designed for more than 10,000 operating cycles—that’s more than 27 years of use. The 40 amp charge connector assembly is in use in 3,000 dealers and in 11 different vehicle platforms as part of our 32 and 40 amp charging stations, creating a family of charging stations to meet the next generation of electric vehicles.

—Manoj Karwa, Senior Director of EVSE Programs for Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial Business Unit

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The Evr-Green 400 is available in two configurations: one for flush-mount receptacle installations, the other for surface-mount receptacle installations.

The Charge Connector Assembly utilizes an environmentally responsible and low carbon footprint connector housing. In instances of unauthorized use, a built-in anti-theft mechanism serves as protection. The connector assembly is available with 25 feet of flexible yet durable 8 awg electrical vehicle cable.

The Leviton 40 amp charge connector assembly meets or exceeds the UL 2251 Plugs, Receptacles and Couplers for Electric Vehicles, UL 62 Flexible Cords and Cables and NEC 625 Electric Vehicle Charging System Equipment standards.

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

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40a/10kw is not Industry First by any measure. Clipper Creek has been shipping higher output J1772 chargers for half a decade.

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