CONTACT APPARATUS AND CHARGING CONTACT UNIT AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING A VEHICLE TO A CHARGING STATION

  • US 20160362011A1
  • Filed: 08/07/2014
  • Published: 12/15/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A contact apparatus for a rapid-charging system for electrically driven vehicles, wherein the contact apparatus serves to form an electrically conductive connection between a vehicle and a stationary charging station having a charging contact said contact apparatus comprising:

  • a contact device contactable with the charging contact unit,a positioning device positioning the contact device relative to the charging contact unit, wherein the positioning device has a pantograph or a swing arm positioning the contact device in the vertical direction relative to the charging contact unit and;

    a contact element support having contact elements, wherein the contact elements contact charging contact elements of the charging contact unit so as to form contact pairs, the positioning device having a transverse guide positioning the contact element support transversely relative to the charging contact unit, wherein the transverse guide is arranged at a distal end of the pantograph or of the swing arm.

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