YAZAKI Next Generation DC Charging Connector
YAZAKI DC Charging Connector
Yazaki is the company behind the CHAdeMO connector, which EV owners
loved from the beginning with the handy locking lever.
Those connectors were used in almost all CHAdeMO fast chargers, but times are changing and more often we now see new Yazaki or Sumitomo connectors, which have the latch and eject button just like J1772 plugs. Just in time for the standards war with Combo plugs.
These are way better.
In the video below we can see that some Blink DC fast chargers were upgraded to the next generation Yazaki connectors, as old ones maybe had often broken levers.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Recharges at a Blink Station
"To clarify this is still a CHAdeMO connector just the new "Next Generation DC Charging Connector" handle manafactured by Yazaki with great improvements in ease of operation."
"In fact Yazaki manufactured the previous version CHAdeMO handles with the large release trigger that are heavy and goofy at best to operate."
"Auburn, WA BLINK Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charger got upgraded to the next generation DC Charging Connector."