IEC 62196-1:2022 ED4

Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 1: General requirements IEC 62196-1:2022 ED4

Publication date:   May 3, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 3, 2022


TC 23/SC 23H

International Standard

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



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IEC 62196-1:2022 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.
This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
deletion of references to universal AC and DC interfaces;
additional requirements for contact materials and plating;
changes to the temperature rise test to include additional points of measurement;
additional tests for accessories to address thermal stresses and stability, mechanical wear and abuse, and exposure to contaminants;
relocation of information and requirements for DC charging to IEC 62196-3.

Life cycle


IEC 62196-1:2014 ED3


IEC 62196-1:2022 ED4
60.60 Standard published
May 3, 2022


IEC 62196-1 ED5