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Reference EN 62196-2:2012
Title Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 2: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for a.c. pin and contact-tube accessories
Project Number 23259
Abstract/Scope IEC 62196-2:2011 applies to plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets with pins and contact-tubes of standardized configurations, herein referred to as accessories. They have a nominal rated operating voltage not exceeding 500 V a.c., 50 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 standard covers the basic interface accessories for vehicle supply as specified in IEC 62196-1, and intended for use in conductive charging systems for circuits specified in IEC 61851-1:2010. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 62196-1:2011.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-05-04
Current Stage code deadline 2012-11-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/468
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23H
Reference Document IEC 62196-2:2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.30 - Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers
43.120 - Electric road vehicles
Keywords Plug; Socket-outlet; Vehicle; Connector; Inlet
Note To be read in conjunction with EN 62196-1
Special National Condition(s) FR, GB, PT


Categories - Aspects
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 2011-07-31  
5060 2011-05-23 2011-06-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-17 2011-05-20  
1090 2010-12-14 2010-12-17  

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


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60068-2-14

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.