IC-CPD - Mode 2 Charging – Testing and Certification for an International Market Access
This paper provides an analysis of the current IEC 62752 standard. Establishing measures to protect against electric shock is one of the major tasks in the development of safe electric appliances. For electric vehicles this is very important too, because they are movable and in a public area most of the time. Even during recharge of the batteries, it is very likely that the electric vehicle is accessible to playing children or other people. IEC 62752 is a standard for a product which connects the electric vehicle with a standard household socket. This connection is required to provide electricity to the on-board charger of the electric vehicle and is called Mode 2 charging. In this article, the complexity of worldwide standardization for eMobility products is shown. Because the development of these products is still going on, some special requirements of IEC 62752 are explained, and some unique tests are described to help development engineers to design a safe, reliable, and durable product.
Dieter Hanauer is physicist and works as project manager for strategic projects at VDE Testing and Certification Institute. His main area of responsibility is eMobility business. He is working as development engineer and project manager in electric and hybrid vehicle business since early 1990th.