New Edition of IEC 61851-23 Published

EV Charging Station Ribbon-Cutting

A new edition of IEC 61851-23 has been published by the International Electrotechnical Committee. IEC 61851-23 applies to “Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 23: DC electric vehicle charging station.” The new edition is available for purchase on the IEC website.


“IEC 61851-23:2014, gives the requirements for d.c. electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, herein also referred to as “DC charger”, for conductive connection to the vehicle, with an a.c. or d.c. input voltage up to 1 000 V a.c. and up to 1 500 V d.c. according to IEC 60038. It provides the general requirements for the control communication between a d.c. EV charging station and an EV. The requirements for digital communication between d.c. EV charging station and electric vehicle for control of d.c. charging are defined in IEC 61851-24.”

*Description from IEC website