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IEC 61851

Electric vehicle conductive charging system

IEC 61851-1:2017 applies to EV supply equipment for charging electric road vehicles, with a rated supply voltage up to 1 000 V AC or up to 1 500 V DC and a rated output voltage up to 1 000 V AC or up to 1 500 V DC. Electric road vehicles (EV) cover all road vehicles, including plug-in hybrid road vehicles (PHEV), that derive all or part of their energy from on-board rechargeable energy storage systems (RESS). The aspects covered in this standard include:
- the characteristics and operating conditions of the EV supply equipment;
- the specification of the connection between the EV supply equipment and the EV;
- the requirements for electrical safety for the EV supply equipment.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2010. It constitutes a technical revision.

Selected labs accredited for this standard

SGS Germany GmbH (EMC&EMV / Produktsicherheit)
München, Germany
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