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SAE International published SAE J-3105 Electric Vehicle Power Transfer System Using Conductive Automated Connection Devices Recommended Practice in January 2020. The document promotes the safe testing and performance of mechanized conductive power transfer systems. Written for buses and heavy-duty vehicles in general, SAE J-3105 encompasses the general physical, electrical, functional, testing and performance requirements for conductive power transfer primarily for vehicles using a conductive automated-charging-device (ACD) connection capable of transferring DC power.
As the EV market expands, the need for the continued standardization of DC power distribution remains, and SAE J-3105 addresses three interfaces required to ensure power delivery is consistent. It defines a conductive power transfer method including the curbside electrical contact interface, the vehicle connection interface, the electrical characteristics of the DC supply and the communication system. It also covers the functional and dimensional requirements for the vehicle-connection interface and supply-equipment interface.