US 11,654,785 B2
Vehicle charge port
Isaiah Genece, Detroit, MI (US); Darko Acevski, Sterling Heights, MI (US); William Christopher Trego, Royal Oak, MI (US); Douglas G Hughes, Ypsilanti, MI (US); and Zubair Hassan, Canton, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Jun. 22, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/907,602.
Prior Publication US 2021/0394626 A1, Dec. 23, 2021
Int. Cl. H01R 13/52 (2006.01); H01R 13/502 (2006.01); H01R 13/405 (2006.01); B60L 53/16 (2019.01); H02J 7/00 (2006.01); H02J 7/02 (2016.01); B60K 6/28 (2007.10)
CPC B60L 53/16 (2019.02) [H01R 13/405 (2013.01); H01R 13/502 (2013.01); H01R 13/521 (2013.01); H02J 7/0045 (2013.01); H02J 7/02 (2013.01); B60K 6/28 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/91 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/92 (2013.01); B60Y 2300/91 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A vehicle charge port assembly comprising:
a housing including a front side defining a port configured to couple to a charge-station coupler, a back side, and a plurality of terminal receptacles extending from the port to the back side;
a plurality of terminal assemblies received in the terminal receptacles, each of the terminal assemblies including a pin having a tip portion configured to electrically connect to the coupler, a base portion, a busbar connected to the base portion and extending out of the back side, and a seal encircling the pin and sealingly disposed within the terminal receptacles;
a back cover attached to the back side of the housing and including a connector base defining an opening and interior that receives the busbars therein; and
a connector plug configured to connect to the connector base, the plug including a plurality of receptacles extendable into the interior and configured to receive the busbars therein, wires that are each joined to one of the receptacles, a plurality of seals each defining a single hole that receives only one of the wires therethrough, and a plurality of seal covers that each secure an associated one of the seals within the plug;
a circuit board; and
a plurality of second terminal assemblies received in the terminal receptacles and each including a pin having a tip portion configured to electrically connect to the charge station and a base portion connected to the circuit board, wherein the circuit board includes a plurality of prongs electrically connected to the second terminal assemblies, and the back cover further includes a second connector base that receives the prongs therein.