Higo 45A Motor Connector Designed to Drive 500 Watt E-Bikes
TURNHOUT, Belgium – The expanding market for 500 Watt e-bikes has resulted in a growing need for connectors that can handle high currents (45A) as well.
For this specific category Higo developed a 45A motor connector. This compact connector contains 10 poles on a surface of only 19mm. The connected wires are 3 x 4 square mm + 7 x 0.14 square mm with a cable diameter of 8.5mm, which is exceptionally small for this combination.
If needed, there is even room left to extend the number of poles with additional signal contacts. Belgium based European distributor A&C Solutions launched this innovative motor connector (HG-F-L1019) in Europe.
A&C Solutions managing director Franky Vanlerberghe says, “We are happy to be able to respond so quickly to emerging needs within the e-bike industry. The pace of new product development is very high in this industry, setting the standards for subcontractors like connector manufacturers.
Therefore, many of our e-bike customers value Higo’s R&D excellence and their ability to design customized connector solutions fully according to customer’s requirements within a surprisingly short lead time.”
Integrating brake lighting
Besides the high power connector, A&C Solutions and Higo also recently teamed up to develop a special mini-B connector splitter to help e-bike manufacturers to integrate brake lighting on their e-bikes, in order to adhere to the new European legislation.