Patent Number: 8,795,876

Title: Device for making rapid connections and disconnections between high voltage battery modules and other motor vehicle systems

Abstract: A battery module for a vehicle comprises a first portion adapted to be mounted to a vehicle and a second portion mounted to a battery box. A first pair of high voltage electrical connectors is mounted to the first portion and a second pair of high voltage electrical connectors are mounted to the second portion. The first pair of high voltage electrical connectors are configured to mate with the second pair of high voltage electrical connectors. Additionally, a first general electrical connector is mounted to the first portion of the battery box and a second general electrical connector is mounted to the second portion of the battery box. The first general electrical connector is configured to mate with the second general electrical connector.

Inventors: Thomas; John D. (Rochester, MI), Thai-Tang; Nam-Huan (Bloomfield, MI), Harrison; Albert W. (Detroit, MI)

Assignee: ALTe Powertrain Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: H01M 6/42 (20060101); H01M 2/10 (20060101); B60W 10/24 (20060101); B23P 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018