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IEC 62196-1 Revised

IEC 62196-1:2011
Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements
IEC 62196-1:2011 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. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003 and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes from the previous edition are as follows:
- increase in d.c.voltage for accessories;
- permitted use of accessories with vehicles complying with Subclause of 61851-1:2010;
- minor changes to definitions;
- additional voltage and current ratings (Clause 5) and test values (Clause 12, 13,);
- removal of markings to identify generic types of vehicle inlets and connectors;
- addition of a "high power d.c." to the type of accessories covered by the Standard;
- modification of the description of "universal" and "basic" interfaces based on changes to 61851-1:2010;
- simplification of the marking requirements (Clause 8);
- additional requirements for accessories with shutters;
- division of Clause 9 to create Clauses 9 and 11;
- Clause 9: specific requirements for inlet, plug and socket-outlet;
- Clause 11: EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) requirements: the basic generic requirements for charging stations;
- renumbering of annexes.
A more recent version of this publication exists: IEC 62196-1:2022 CMV

Technical committee

TC 23/SC 23H Plugs, Socket-outlets and Couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for Electric Vehicles


Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2011-10-13



Stability date2014
ISBN number9782889127245
File size2.03 MB

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