IEC 62196-1:2022

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


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:

  1. deletion of references to universal AC and DC interfaces;

  2. additional requirements for contact materials and plating;

  3. changes to the temperature rise test to include additional points of measurement;

  4. additional tests for accessories to address thermal stresses and stability, mechanical wear and abuse, and exposure to contaminants;

  5. relocation of information and requirements for DC charging to IEC 62196-3.




Status Current
Edition 2022
No. of Pages 192
ICS Classification 29.120.30 Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers
43.120 Electric road vehicles
Committee TC 23/SC 23H
Available for Purchase For sale in Singapore only
Adoption IEC