EN 62196-2:2017

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 EN 62196-2:2017

Publication date:   Aug 17, 2017

General information

60.60 Standard published   Apr 28, 2017


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

European Norm

29.120.30   Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers | 43.120   Electric road vehicles



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IEC 62196-2:2016 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 480 V a.c., 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 second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011 and constitutes a technical revision. This second edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.

a) Standard sheets for configurations type 2 and type 3 have been updated.

b) Configuration type 2 is now available with optional shutter.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with <a href='https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/6582'>IEC 62196-1:2014.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits


Directive 2014/94/EU of The European Parliament and of The Council of 22 October 2014 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure

Life cycle


EN 62196-2:2017
60.60 Standard published
Apr 28, 2017


EN IEC 62196-2:2022