IEC 62196-1:2022 CMV 
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Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements


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IEC 62196-1:2022 CMV contains both the official standard and its commented version. The commented version provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between IEC 62196-1:2022 edition 4.0 and the previous IEC 62196-1:2014 edition 3.0. Futhermore, comments from IEC SC 23H experts are provided to explain the reasons of the most relevant change.

IEC 62196-1:2022 is applicable to EV plugs, EV socket-outlets, vehicle connectors, vehicle inlets, herein referred to as "accessories", and to cable assemblies for electric vehicles (EV) intended for use in conductive charging systems which incorporate control means, with a rated operating voltage not exceeding:
  • 690 V AC 50 Hz to 60 Hz, at a rated current not exceeding 250 A;
  • 1 500 V DC at a rated current not exceeding 800 A.
This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
  1. deletion of references to universal AC and DC interfaces;
  2. additional requirements for contact materials and plating;
  3. changes to the temperature rise test to include additional points of measurement;
  4. additional tests for accessories to address thermal stresses and stability, mechanical wear and abuse, and exposure to contaminants;
  5. relocation of information and requirements for DC charging to IEC 62196-3.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2022-05-03
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 23/SC 23H - Plugs, Socket-outlets and Couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for Electric Vehiclesrss
ICS29.120.30 - Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers
43.120 - Electric road vehicles
Stability date  2024
File size4872 KB

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