Description for Leviton EVSE cable -- link: http://store.leviton.com/b/5742800011
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"30 Amp J1772 Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charge Connector with 25 Ft. Cord, A3435-PEV
This UL Rated, J1772 Level 2 Charge Connector will accommodate up to 30A, 208V - 240V AC systems, and has the ability to connect with any J1772TM compliant Electric Vehicle. The handle is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hands of any EV driver, yet robust enough to be rated at 10,000 cycles - the equivalent of 27 years of use!
Note: The charge connector assembly meets the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) North American standard for electrical connectors for electric vehicles. The SAE standard covers the general physical, electrical, communication protocol, and performance requirements for the electric vehicle conductive charge system and coupler. The intent of this standard is to define a common electric vehicle conductive charging system architecture including operational requirements and the functional and dimensional requirements for the vehicle inlet and mating connector.
This connector will be compatible with North American Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vehicles only. It may not be compatible with plug in vehicle conversions or vehicles that were produced prior to 2010 calendar year. Consumers should purchase this product only if they have an OEM vehicle from 2010 model year or later.
The J1772 connector assembly is not to be used as a replacement for a Leviton EVSE. Please check with the manufacturer of the EVSE to ensure compatibility.
Features and Benefits:
*Compatible with all Charging Station Standards and Recommended Practices, including SAE J1772
*Guaranteed 10,000 mating cycles - equivalent to 27 years of use!
*Drain holes prevent water from pooling inside of the connector housing, preventing against ice build-up and stagnant water accumulation.
*Cord Type EVJE - 3 X 10 AWG & 2 X 16 AWG conductors
*Wire Color Code: L1 - Black, L2 - Red, GND - Green, Orange - Pilot, Blue - Proximity (not used in most applications)"
I notice the following statements from above:
1) "The J1772 connector assembly is not to be used as a replacement for a Leviton EVSE"
2) "Cord Type EVJE - 3 X 10 AWG & 2 X 16 AWG conductors"
3) "Wire Color Code: L1 - Black, L2 - Red, GND - Green, Orange - Pilot, Blue - Proximity (not used in most applications)"
I hope 1) is just trying to say it is not an EVSE, not that it can't replace the cable/connector for a Leviton EVSE.
2) seems to claim it has (2) 16 AWG conductors, not 18 AWG.
3) says the Orange wire is the "pilot" wire.
I have no idea if this Leviton info is, in fact, accurate!
If I am wrong about my interpretation of 1), i.e. it actually means the cable/connector is NOT a satisfactory replacement cable/connector for a Leviton EVSE, I wonder why that is?