Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles – Part 1: General requirements
|Publication Date:||1 October 2011|
|ICS Code (Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers):||29.120.30|
|ICS Code (Electric road vehicles):||43.120|
This part of IEC 62196 is applicable to plugs, socket-outlets, connectors, inlets and cable assemblies for electric vehicles (EV), herein referred to as "accessories", intended for use in conductive charging systems which incorporate control means, with a rated operating voltage not exceeding
- 690 V a.c. 50 Hz - 60 Hz, at a rated current not exceeding 250 A,
- 1 500 V d.c. at a rated current not exceeding 400 A.
These accessories and cable assemblies are intended to be used for circuits specified in IEC 61851-1:2010 which operate at different voltages and frequencies and which may include ELV and communication signals.
The accessories covered by this standard are intended only to be used with vehicles that comply with the requirements of 126.96.36.199 of IEC 61851-1:2010.
These accessories and cable assemblies are to be used in an ambient temperature of between -30 °C and +50 °C.
NOTE In some countries, other requirements may apply.
These accessories are intended to be connected only to cables with copper or copper-alloy conductors.
The accessories covered by this standard are for use in certain modes of charging EVs. These modes are defined in IEC 61851-1:2010. These definitions and a description of the types of connection (cases A, B and C), also described in IEC 61851-1:2010, are reproduced herein as Annex A.
NOTE In the following country, Mode 1 will not be allowed: UK.
This standard does not apply to those standardised accessories used in charging systems where the use of such accessories constructed to the requirements of other standards is permitted (e.g. in mode 1 and mode 2). Such standardized accessories may be used for those situations (mode and case) identified in IEC 61851-1:2010.
This standard can be used as a guide for accessories with a lesser number of contacts and lower ratings for use with light duty vehicles.