Title: Delivering safe and reliable electric vehicle supply equipment to North America and European markets

Authors: Nakju Lett Doh; Oong Lee

Addresses: School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, 136-713, South Korea ' School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, 136-713, South Korea

Abstract: Electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to become a solution for consumers wanting to reduce their energy footprint. But along with the upside for the environment and money saving, it also comes with safety concerns about the EV charging equipment being installed in homes and public charging stations. Many safety regulatory authorities and certifying organisations across the world have done researches on safety of equipment, and have developed many standards as outcomes. For this reason, manufacturers are facing tough challenges of getting their products compliant with various international standards. The engineering standard developed in this study will be a solution for the difficulties of dealing with UL 2594 and IEC 61851 that electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturers have been facing. The study mainly focuses on EV portable cord-set, however the outcome can be applied to general SAE type EVSE.

Keywords: electric vehicles; EVSE; electric vehicle supply equipment; international standards; UL 2594; IEC 61851; ICCB; in-cable control box; SAE; Society of Automotive Engineers; SAE J1772; equipment safety; equipment reliability; charging equipment; battery charging; portable cord-set.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEHV.2016.078364

International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 2016 Vol.8 No.2, pp.139 - 177

Received: 04 Nov 2015
Accepted: 27 Mar 2016

Published online: 15 Aug 2016 *

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