Rugged battery power charging cables for electric and hybrid vehicles introduced by Northwire

OSCEOLA, Wis., 23 Dec. 2009. Northwire Inc. in Osceola, Wis., is introducing rugged, high-reliability bulk cable, CoilBoss retractile cords, and, complete charging cables, called All Electric Vehicle (EV) Cables, for charging battery power on electric and hybrid vehicles and equipment.

Dec 23rd, 2009

Posted by John Keller

OSCEOLA, Wis., 23 Dec. 2009. Northwire Inc. in Osceola, Wis., is introducing rugged, high-reliability bulk cable, CoilBoss retractile cords, and, complete charging cables, called All Electric Vehicle (EV) Cables, for charging battery power civil and military hybrid vehicles and equipment.

These cable assembly products, available in standard and custom configurations, are UL 62 approved and compatible with SAE J1772 connectors, UL 2594, and NEC 625 charging systems. The cables are for electric vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, low-speed vehicles, personal electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles.

U.S. defense forces use military hybrid vehicles, particularly for the Silent Watch program, which seeks to develop military vehicles able to run silently from four to 72 hours, while providing continuous power to operate equipment without shortening the life span for the battery -- all while leaving enough battery power to re-start the vehicle's internal combustion engine.

The Northwire battery-charging cables "are engineered for high performance in severe temperature extremes and harsh mechanical environments, including exposure to oil, chemicals, abrasion, and crushing," says Kevin DePratter, director of research and development at Northwire.

EV Cable includes 600-volt EVE (TPE) and 600-volt EVT (PVC) cables available from 2 AWG to 18 AWG and 300-volt EVJE (TPE) and 300-volt EVJT (PVC) cables in 12 AWG to 18 AWG. Standard jacket materials are exposed-run (ER) rated TPE or PVC with nylon. These cables may contain hybrid data, signal, and communication in any AWG size.

For more information contact Northwire online at www.northwire.com.

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