Spiral, light and even more compact
Lapp Group offers new solutions for electric mobility
Weight and space requirement – alongside cost, these are the crucial factors that are taken into account by car manufacturers when choosing the appropriate charging cables for their electric vehicles. The Stuttgart-based Lapp Group launched the "Lapp double helix", an optimised version of the innovative "Lapp helix" charging cable. The new charging cable for electric and hybrid vehicles combines the same length with an even smaller diameter than its predecessor.
The packing height is lower as the plug and coupling are on the outside when the cable is rolled into a spiral – meaning that the complete charging system takes up only half of the space and weighs only half of conventional charging systems - and it is 25 percent cheaper too.
The "Lapp double helix" is based on the same principle as the "Lapp helix", which has a spiral shape to make it very lightweight and compact. The "double helix" combines these advantages with the properties of conventional spiral cables: Higher reset forces result in an even better clear up function. The charging cable is available as a three-phase 20 A version or as a 32 A single phase cable. To accompany the "Lapp double helix", the Type 1 "Lapp charge" coupling is also available now in ergonomic Lapp design, and was developed in cooperation with Bals Elektrotechnik. The dual-chamber system ensures that the moving parts, i.e. the clamp and push button, are partitioned from the terminal housing. As a result, the entire connector system achieves a protection rating of at least IP44. The "Lapp charge" is also secured by a locking eye for a U-lock. Customers can purchase the charging connector in various colour combinations and with company-specific labelling. The Type 1 "Lapp charge" coupling is available in 20 and 32 A versions.
Infos: Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Germany, the Lapp Group is a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology. The Group's portfolio includes standard and highly flexible cables, industrial connectors and screw technology, customised system solutions, automation technology and robotics solutions for the intelligent factory of the future, as well as technical accessories. The Lapp Group has remained in continuous family ownership since it was founded in 1959. In the 2012/13 business year, it generated a consolidated turnover of 830 million euros. Lapp currently employs approximately 3,200 people across the world, has 18 production sites (also in Bangalore) and over 40 sales companies.