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Cenelec Publishes EN 50620:2017, Standard for Charging Cables for Electric Vehicles

Untitled-7The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) has announced EN 50620:2017. This standard is titled, “Electric cables – Charging cables for electric vehicles.”

Description: “This standard specifies design, dimensions and test requirements for halogen-free cables with extruded insulation and sheath having a voltage rating of up to and including 450/750 V for flexible applications under severe condition for the power supply between the electricity supply point or the charging station and the vehicle. The EV charging cable is intended to supply power and if needed communication (details see IEC 61851 series and IEC 62196 series) to an electric vehicle. The charging cables are applicable for charging modes 1-3 of IEC 61851-1. Cables with rated voltage 300/500 V are only permitted for charging mode 1 of IEC 61851-1. The maximum conductor operating temperatures for the cables in this standard is 90°C. The cables may be a) an integral part of the vehicle (case A of IEC 61851-1), or b) a detachable cable assembly with a vehicle connector and AC supply connection to a socket outlet (case B of IEC 61851-1), or c) permanently attached to a fixed charging point (case C of IEC 61851-1).

This standard describes cables whose safety and reliability is ensured when they are installed and/or used in accordance to the guide to use EN 50565-1 and ANNEX B.”

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