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DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE

Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 62196-3; VDE 0623-5-3:2015-05
Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets - Conductive charging of electric vehicles - Part 3: Dimensional compatibility and interchangeability requirements for d.c. and a.c./d.c. pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers (IEC 62196-3:2014); German version EN 62196-3:2014

Title (German)

Stecker, Steckdosen und Fahrzeugsteckvorrichtungen - Konduktives Laden von Elektrofahrzeugen - Teil 3: Anforderungen an und Hauptmaße für Stifte und Buchsen für die Austauschbarkeit von Fahrzeugsteckvorrichtungen zum dedizierten Laden mit Gleichstrom und als kombinierte Ausführung zum Laden mit Wechselstrom/Gleichstrom (IEC 62196-3:2014); Deutsche Fassung EN 62196-3:2014


Responding to global challenges of CO2 reduction and energy security, the automobile industries have been accelerating the development and commercialization of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. In addition to the prevailing hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are going to be mass-marketed. To support the diffusion of such vehicles, this standard provides the standard interface configurations of vehicle couplers to be used in conductive charging of electric vehicles, taking the most frequent charging situations into consideration. This part of IEC 62196 is applicable to vehicle couplers with pins and contact-tubes of standardized configuration, herein also referred to as "accessories", intended for use in electric vehicle conductive charging systems which incorporate control means, with rated operating voltage up to 1 500 V d.c. and rated current up to 250 A, and 1 000 V a.c. and rated current up to 250 A. This part of IEC 62196 applies to high power d.c. interfaces and combined a.c./d.c. interfaces of vehicle couplers specified in IEC 62196-1:2014, and intended for use in conductive charging systems for circuits specified in IEC 61851-1:2010, and IEC 61851-23:2014. The d.c. vehicle connectors and the d.c. vehicle inlets covered by this part of the standard are used only in charging mode 4. These vehicle couplers are intended to be used for circuits similar to those specified in IEC 61851-23 which operate at different voltages and which may include ELV and communication signals. The committee responsible for this document is DKE/UK 542.4 "Industriesteckvorrichtungen" ("Industrial plugs and sockets") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.

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Responsible national committee

DKE/UK 542.4 - Industriesteckvorrichtungen 

Edition 2015-05
Original language German
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