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Reference EN 62196-1:2012
Title Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 23252
Abstract/Scope 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.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-05-04
Current Stage code deadline 2012-11-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/468
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23H
Reference Document IEC 62196-1:2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.30 - Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers
43.120 - Electric road vehicles
Keywords Plug; Socket-outlet; Vehicle; Connector; Inlet
Note Supersedes EN 62196-1:2003
Special National Condition(s) CH, DE, FR, GB, IT, PT


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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2012-05-04 2012-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-02-01 2012-04-01  
5091 2011-12-02    
5099 2011-11-17 2011-12-15  
5060 2011-09-26 2011-10-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-07-22 2011-09-23  
3090 2011-06-03 2011-06-30  
5060 2011-05-16 2011-06-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-10 2011-05-13  
1090 2010-12-07 2010-12-10  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-05-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-02-01


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