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IEC 62196-3 Testing

Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets – Conductive charging of electric vehicles – Part 3: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for D.C. and A.C./D.C. pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers

IEC 62196-3 Scope:

IEC 62196 3 and EN 62196 3 testing is applicable to vehicle couplers with pins and contact-tubes of standardized configuration, herein also referred to as “accessories”, intended for use in electric vehicle conductive charging systems which incorporate control means, with rated operating voltage up to 1500 V D.C. and rated current up to 250 A, and 1000 V A.C. and rated current up to 250 A.

IEC 62196-3 testing applies to high power D.C. interfaces and combined A.C./D.C. interfaces of vehicle couplers specified in IEC 62196-1, and intended for use in conductive charging systems for circuits specified in IEC 61851-1, and IEC 61851-23.

The D.C. vehicle connectors covered by this part of the standard are used only in charging mode 4, according to Case C in Clause 6.2 of IEC 61851-1, Figure 3 in Clause 6.3.1 of IEC 61851-1 and IEC 62196-2.

The D.C. vehicle inlets covered by this part of the standard are used only in charging mode 4, according to Case C in Clause 6.2 of IEC 61851-1:2010, Figure 3 in Clause 6.3.1 of IEC 61851-1.

These vehicle couplers are intended to be used for circuits similar to those specified in IEC 61851-23 which operate at different voltages and which may include ELV and communication signals.

This part of IEC 62196 applies to the vehicle couplers to be used in an ambient temperature of 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