Standard For #ev / Electric Car Charging Announced

November 11th, 2012 § Comments Off on Standard For #ev / Electric Car Charging Announced § permalink

SchrodingerZ writes:

“The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), an international syndicate, has unveiled what is to become the standard for electric car charging. In today##Q##s market there are hundreds of different methods and plugs to charge a variety of different cars, now a single multi use plug is announced as the world standard. Called the J1772 , it ##Q##has two charging plugs incorporated into a single design and is said to reduce charging times from as long as eight hours to as little as 20 minutes.##Q## The cumulative work of over 190 ##Q##global experts,##Q## the plug can cater to both AC and DC currents for charging. The plug also sets a new standard on safety regulations, including ##Q##its ability to be safely used in all weather conditions, and the fact that its connections are never live unless commanded by the car during charging.##Q## The J1772 beat out its Japanese competitor the CHAdeMO, used as an option on the Nissan Leaf.”

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