The SAE J1772 combo plug and receptor
The SAE J1772 receptor
The combo plug is based on the 2009 SAE J1772 (Photo: Michael Hicks)
The J1772 combo plug pushed out its rival, the pictured CHAdeMO plug (Photo: C-CarTom)
Face-on view of the J1772
The electric and plug-in hybrid car industry is learning the lesson of the mobile phone makers. Instead of allowing a plethora of incompatible charging plugs to sprout up, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International hopes to forestall confusion by settling on one charging plug design for North America. SAE has selected the J1772 combo plug as the standard, which uses paired couplers to allow for both AC and DC charging using the same plug.
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