IEC-62196-1 Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements

IEC-62196-1 - EDITION 3.0 - CURRENT
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IEC 62196-1:2014 is applicable to plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors, vehicle inlets and cable assemblies for electric vehicles, 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 to 60 Hz, at a rated current not exceeding 250 A;
- 1 500 V d.c. at a rated current not exceeding 400 A.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2011 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) addition of a preferred operating voltage of 1 000 V d.c.;
b) addition of a preferred rated current of 80 A d.c.;
c) addition of a provision for a combined interface a.c./d.c.;
d) description of d.c. configurations (previously under consideration);
e) addition of requirements pertaining to the locking mechanism, the interlock and the latching device;
f) addition of a test for accessories not suitable for making and breaking an electrical circuit under load;
g) addition of requirements and tests for insulated end caps.



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IEC 62196-1 Ed. 3.0 b:2014

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June 19, 2014

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