EN IEC 62196-1:2022

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

Publication date:   Mar 16, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   Nov 18, 2022


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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This part of IEC 62196 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.
These accessories and cable assemblies are intended to be installed by instructed persons (IEV 195-04-02) or skilled persons (IEV 195-04-01) only.
These accessories and cable assemblies are intended to be used for circuits specified in IEC 61851 (all parts), which operate at different voltages and frequencies, and which can include extra-low voltage and communication signals.
These accessories and cable assemblies are intended to be used at an ambient temperature between −30 °C and +40 °C.
NOTE 1 In some countries, other requirements can apply.
NOTE 2 In the following country, −35 °C applies: SE.
NOTE 3 The manufacturer can enlarge the temperature range on the condition that the specified range information is provided.
These accessories are intended to be connected only to cables with copper or copper-alloy conductors.
The accessories covered by this document are intended for use in electric vehicle supply equipment in accordance with IEC 61851 (all parts).
This document does not apply to standard plug and socket-outlets used for mode 1 and mode 2 according to IEC 61851-1:2017, 6.2.
NOTE 4 In the following countries, mode 1 is not allowed: UK, US, CA, SG.

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

Life cycle


EN 62196-1:2014


EN IEC 62196-1:2022
60.60 Standard published
Nov 18, 2022


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