BS EN IEC 62196-2:2022
This standard BS EN IEC 62196-2:2022 Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets. Conductive charging of electric vehicles is classified in these ICS categories:
- 29.120.30 Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers
- 43.120 Electric road vehicles
This part of IEC 62196 applies to EV plugs, EV socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets with pins and contact-tubes of standardized configurations, herein referred to as accessories. These accessories have a nominal rated operating voltage not exceeding 480 V AC, 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. This document covers the basic interface accessories for vehicle supply as specified in IEC 62196-1. NOTE 1 The term "Electric road vehicles (EV)" comprises all road vehicles, including plug-in hybrid road vehicles (PHEV) that derive all or part of their energy from the rechargeable energy storage systems (RESS). These accessories are intended to be used for circuits specified in IEC 61851-1:2017, which operate at different voltages and frequencies, and which can include extra-low voltage (ELV) and communication signals. The use of these accessories for bidirectional power transfer is under consideration. This document applies to accessories to be used in an ambient temperature between -30 °C and +40 °C. NOTE 2 In the following country, other requirements regarding the lower temperature may apply: NO. NOTE 3 In the following country, −35 °C applies: SE. These accessories are intended to be connected only to cables with copper or copper-alloy conductors. Vehicle inlets and vehicle connectors described in this document are intended to be used for charging in modes 1, 2 and 3, cases B and C. The EV socket-outlets and EV plugs covered by this document are intended to be used for charging mode 3 only, case A and B. The modes and permissible connections are specified in IEC 61851-1:2017.