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Leviton Launches Industry-First 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly

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MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today announced the launch of the industry-first 40A Electric Vehicle Charge Connector Assembly. The connector assembly was specially designed for the Leviton Evr-Green® family of electrical vehicle supply equipment. Rated to 40 amps of current or 9.7kW of power, the connector assembly also complies with the Society of Automotive Engineers J1772™ recommended standards.

"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," said Manoj Karwa, Senior Director of EVSE Programs for Leviton's Commercial and Industrial Business Unit. "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."

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.

In order to abide by Leviton's commitment to help create a sustainable environment, 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 stringent UL 2251 Plugs, Receptacles and Couplers for Electric Vehicles, UL 62 Flexible Cords and Cables and NEC 625 Electric Vehicle Charging System Equipment 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.  The Leviton 40 amp Connector Assembly is well-suited for the next generations of vehicles and charging stations.

To learn more about Leviton's EVSE program please call (877) 338-7473 or visit www.leviton.com/evrgreen.

About Leviton Commercial and Industrial
Leviton's comprehensive line of commercial and industrial-grade electrical wiring devices provide builders, contractors and specifiers with solutions engineered to withstand the most rigorous commercial environments and harshest industrial applications. Leviton manufacturers everything from commercial, industrial and hospital grade wiring devices, to surge protective devices, electric vehicle supply equipment, temporary power solutions, heavy duty motor starter switches, IEC and NEMA watertight rated devices and more. Learn more at www.leviton.com/industrial.

About Leviton Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment
Leviton's commitment to help create a sustainable environment is further demonstrated in our new line of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and support services. Our Evr-Green® line of electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is compliant with North American industry standards, meets the most stringent safety requirements, and is compatible with all major auto manufacturers' electric vehicles (SAE J1772™ compliant). Learn more at www.leviton.com/evrgreen.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

J1772 is a trademark of SAE International. 

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