E‐mobility and hybrid vehicles are in the fast lane! Demand for alternative drive systems is higher than ever before. Despite all the developments and innovations, however, one thing remains the same: If you want to drive, you need an energy source. The fact that the „fuel“ is increasingly no longer fossil‐based, but rather pure electrical energy, creates new challenges.
The search is therefore on for charging plugs that combine reliability, efficiency and ergonomics. ODU TURNTAC® and ODU STAMPTAC® are two contact systems that optimally support these requirements. The perfect connection for tomorrow’s road users!
Thanks to our decades of experience in the development and design of electrical connections, ODU specializes in realizing high‐performance and particularly durable charging contacts. ODU TURNTAC® and ODU STAMPTAC® are proprietary contacting solutions for all common national standards, which perfectly combine the requirements of both manufacturers and users.
E‐mobility is considered one of the cleanest and most efficient solutions for personal transportation – and is therefore a cornerstone of the energy revolution. Maximum efficiency begins even before the first mile has been driven, i. e., during charging. However, a fundamental distinction must be made between two charging variants: For fast charging (DC charging), a particularly high current is applied, which, however, results in higher charging losses and significant heat generation. The gentler charging method (AC charging) uses less current. Consequently, the power dissipation and heat generation are also significantly lower, resulting in longer charging times compared to DC charging.
Whether for DC or AC charging, the key challenge when designing charging connectors is to coordinate all relevant factors in a way that allows the highest possible currents to be provided with the lowest possible power losses. The framework conditions for this are the ergonomics of the charging interface itself, as well as national and international standards.
Constraints fuel creativity, as the saying goes. This is especially true when it comes to developing our charging contacts for demanding DC and high‐power applications – in this area, the narrow specifications stipulated by manufacturers and legislators seriously limit our „wiggle room“. However, the users in this sector in particular expect high performance and reliability!
To ensure maximum performance, we therefore rely on our expertise in materials, coatings, and the quality of the electrical connection. The correct tuning of all three parameters is critically important for the reliability and efficiency of the charging contacts – and thus of the interface as a whole.
With our ODU TURNTAC® and ODU STAMPTAC® charging contacts we offer our customers two highly distinct contact technologies. ODU TURNTAC® is our universal solution that we use for many different charging standards. ODU STAMPTAC® is the logical evolution of ODU TURNTAC® and is optimized for maximum cost and production efficiency in large‐scale production.
Having already successfully implemented a large number of solutions, ODU can draw on a wealth of experience when approaching each new project and challenge. Whether creating a design basis or simulating a specific object, we incrementally push forward the boundaries and apply the latest analysis methods – to ensure realistic projections that you can rely on.
With both our ODU TURNTAC® and ODU STAMPTAC® series, our customers benefit from perfectly coordinated in-house processes. From consulting to development to testing, we coordinate every step under one roof. For maximum efficiency – and minimal „charging losses“.
Perfect connections are our challenge. Find out how we master it.