New connector design facilitates easy plugging without magnetics
Higo [A1-501] has designed new battery connectors that can move flexibly in different directions to make the connection. These new designs have been developed to meet the growing demand from the market to allow batteries to make difficult mating angles in downtube positioned batteries. And to connect them easily to a cargo bike’s cabinet without using magnetics.
From the bottom to the top
More and more e-bike manufacturers are considering to change the positioning of the battery connector from the bottom to the top of the battery to avoid corrosion and heavy loads on the connector. “The only challenge is the angle”, comments Franky Vanlerberghe, CEO of European Higo partner A&C Solutions. “The connector must be able to move flexibly to be able to make the connection with the battery.”
No magnetics involved
Higo’s new battery connectors, the circular 6-pole F618 connector and the rectangular 6-pole F621 connector are plug and play connectors. Hence, no magnetics are involved. This avoids connection problems that can arise due to dust, dirt etc. and health issues with people carrying pacemakers. Therefore it enhances the reliability of the connection.
Ideal solution for cargo bike cabinets
Both battery connectors also turn out to be an ideal solution for cargo bike manufacturers. To connect the large and heavy cabinet to the cargo bike, a flexible connector is also a great advantage.
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