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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The worldwide usage and production of electric vehicles are constantly increasing and SIQ successfully follows those trends.

We have been actively cooperating with electric vehicle manufacturers or their suppliers since 2009, and have obtained the required accreditations and equipment, which enables us to offer testing of AC and DC charging stations according to the applicable standards at one location as part of our complete solutions for the automotive and e-mobility industries.

SIQ is one of the few laboratories in the EU with the ability to test AC and DC charging stations at any stage of development, from the early design phase to the final product. We issue test reports and certificates so that your products can be sold on the world market  without additional national testing.

SIQ offers full support in testing and certification

There are two types of charging for electric vehicles: AC charging and DC charging. AC charging at home or work is limited to the domestic connectors with a maximum of 16 to 25 A per phase, which represents an approximate 3.6 to 5.8 kW/phase under ideal conditions. The first produced models had a rated power of 3.6 kW, while today the most common AC charging stations have a rated power from 7.2 kW up to 22 kW, which is the upper limit. DC charging stations typically have a rated power between 50 and 180 kW and provide charging via the two most common systems: CCS (Combined Charging System) and CHAdeMO (Japanese standard).

Testing of charging stations

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  • Electrical safety testing according to IEC 61851-1: 2017 / EN 61851-1: 2019 standards
  • Determination of electromagnetic compatibility according to IEC 61851-21-2: 2018 and EN IEC 61851-21-2:2021
  • Environmental testing (IP testing, vibrations, salt mist)
  • Mechanical testing according to IEC 61439-7
  • Radio testing to cover requirements for:
    • EU: EN 300 328 V2.2.2 (2.4 GHz WiFi, BT), EN 301 893 V2.1.1. (5 GHz WiFi), EN 300 330 V2.1.1 (RFID)
    • FCC: CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart C, CFR 47 Part 15 Subpart E
    • IC: RSS Gen, RSS 210, RSS 247
  • Pre-compliance testing: critical tests take approximately 2 weeks. Safety and EMC pre-evaluation is highly recommended before the start of the final certification.
  • International certification procedures
  • On-site testing

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