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IEC 62196-2 Testing

Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles – Part 2: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for A.C. pin and contact-tube accessories

IEC 62196-2 Scope:

IEC 62196 2 and EN 62196 2 testing applies to plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets with pins and contact-tubes of standardized configurations, herein referred to as accessories. They have a nominal rated operating voltage not exceeding 480 V A.C., 50 Hz to 60 Hz, and a rated current not exceeding 63 A three-phase or 70 A single phase, for use in conductive charging of electric vehicles.

IEC 62196-2 covers the basic interface accessories for vehicle supply as specified in IEC 62196-1, and intended for use in conductive charging systems for circuits specified in IEC 61851-1.

NOTE: Electric road vehicles (EV) implies all road vehicles, including plug-in hybrid road vehicles (PHEV), that derive all or part of their energy from RESS. These accessories are intended to be used for circuits specified in IEC 61851-1:2010 which operate at different voltages and frequencies and which may include extra-low voltage (ELV) and communication signals. These accessories may be used for bidirectional power transfer (under consideration). This standard applies to accessories to be used in an ambient temperature between –30 °C and +50 °C.

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Related Standards:

IEC 62196-1 General requirements

IEC 62196-2 Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for A.C. pin and contact-tube accessories

IEC 62196-3 Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for D.C. and A.C./D.C. pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers