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Electric Vehicle Charging Cables will feature C-UL-US Mark.

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June 14, 2013 - Compliant to RoHS2 and suitable for wet location use, 300 and 600 V Next Gen EV Cables withstand temperatures of 105°C and feature cold temperature impact rating of -40°C. FT2 rated cables are non marking and offer resistance to abrasion, crush, oil, chemicals, UV, weld flash, and weld slag. Available in standard straight or retractile options, cables are suited for homes, public charging stations, NEVs, roadside assistance trucks, and hybrid, mass transit, and military vehicles.

Northwire, Inc.

110 Prospect Way, Osceola, WI, 54020, USA

Original Press Release

Northwire - NWI Lab360's Next Gen Electric Vehicle Cable Charges into the Future

Press release date: June 11, 2013

OSCEOLA, WI. – Northwire, Inc. (NWI) offers a family of reliable hybrid and electric vehicle charging cables featuring power, signal, data and fiber custom composite options in any AWG size to suit all electric vehicle applications in today’s market.  While NWI’s current EV cable suite is compatible with commercial and residential charging applications, their Next Gen EV will include the same benefits and expand the geographic scope with the C-UL-US Mark that indicates compliance with both Canadian and US requirements.  Northwire’s Next Gen EV cable will also feature a cold temperature impact rating of -40°C.

NWI meets standard and unique cabling requirements with design engineering, rapid cable prototyping and over 1,200 years of subject matter expertise to navigate automotive and EV standards, fast delivery options with no minimum quantity or length requirements for custom technical wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molded plastic parts and over-molded products. 

“Northwire is pleased to complement our valued-customers’ competitive advantage in the market-place by helping them maintain the leading-edge with the industry’s first Next Gen EV cable,” states Carol Jensen, Technical Sales Manager with Northwire.  Jensen explains, “NWI’s Next Gen EV cables represent a market positioning opportunity for our customers to maintain premier status in the front of the pack, generate new geographic growth and build market share.”

Based upon the strong demand for NWI EV cables, Northwire’s goal is to ensure that our Next Gen EV cables will be first on the market as soon as the UL charter is complete.  Featuring superior over-mold compatibility and backed by NWI’s expertise, product quality and services, the advanced flexibility of NWI EV cables ensures that they are built to last and ideally suited for:

• Home electrical vehicle charging cable 
• Public charging stations
• Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV) 
• Roadside assistance trucks
• Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)  
• Fleet trucks
• Hybrid vehicles     
• Mass transit vehicles
• Low-Speed Vehicles (LSV)   
• Motorcycles
• Personal Electric Vehicles (PEV)  
• Watercraft
• Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHV)   
• Agriculture vehicles
• Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)  
• Military vehicles
• Electric vehicle charging station manufacturers

Northwire’s custom EV cables are engineered to withstand high temperatures of 105°C and harsh environments, including resistance to abrasion, crush, oil, chemical, ultra-violet, weld flash and weld slag.  Suitable for wet location use and compliant to RoHS2, NWI’s EV cable is UL 62 Listed, compatible with SAE J1772 connectors, UL 2594 and NEC 625 charging systems.  FT2 rated, Northwire’s 300 and 600 Volt EV cable is non-marking and available in standard straight or retractile options with custom configurations that include composite designs, custom colors and private labels. 

NWI Lab360 leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma®, Lean, Project Management and the American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and engineering to achieve the highest quality and the shortest lead times and offers no minimum order quantity for custom cable and wire technical products.

Certified to Quality Management Systems ISO 13485:2003, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C:2009, as well as CSA qualified to ISO 17025, Northwire is renowned for providing personalized service excellence with quotes in 24 hours or less, no minimum order quantity, same day custom products, free cable and wire samples, custom cable creation, and rapid cable prototyping.

When selecting cable, sometimes pricing is “too good to be true”.  Northwire warns their valuable customers to avoid the expensive pitfalls of selecting cheap alternatives that could create safety issues, equipment damage, productivity downtime, loss of revenue and reputation fall out.  

Don’t compromise quality – find out more about cost-competitive Northwire solutions and customized programs at 800.468.1516, cableinfo@northwire.com  or through Live Chat.

About Northwire
Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 41 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin, a professional sales and design engineering center in Carson City, Nevada, engineering and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding and contract engineering and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater and more.   Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

For more information, visit www.northwire.com.

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