US Patent No. 10,988,041

CABLE HEAT EXCHANGER FOR A POWER CONNECTOR


Patent No. 10,988,041
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Cable Heat Exchanger For A Power Connector
Inventorship Aaron James de Chazal, Rochester, MI (US)
Nathan Philip Myer, Lancaster, PA (US)
Jeremy Christian Patterson, Winston-Salem, NC (US)
Kevin John Peterson, Kernersville, NC (US)
Clara Rhodes, Winston-Salem, NC (US)
David Bruce Sarraf, Elizabethtown, PA (US)
Assignee TE Connectivity Corporation, Berwyn, PA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,988,041

1. A power connector comprising:a housing extending between a front and a rear, the housing having a chamber at the rear, the housing having a terminal channel between the front and the rear;
a terminal coupled to the housing, the terminal including a mating pin at a front of the terminal and a cable connector at a rear of the terminal, the mating pin positioned in the terminal channel for mating with a charging connector, the cable connector positioned in the chamber at the rear of the housing;
a power cable terminated to the cable connector at the rear of the terminal, the power cable including a conductor; and
a cable heat exchanger positioned in the chamber, the cable heat exchanger being thermally coupled to the conductor of the power cable, the cable heat exchanger including a coolant channel for coolant flow through the cable heat exchanger for actively cooling the conductor of the power cable.