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The Benefit of End-to-End EV Charging-Component Product Certification


Growing charging network capabilities have fomented electric vehicles (EV) acceptance. The need for safe, interoperable, and liability-reduced charging systems impacts not only the charging station, but also the charging system’s components and their effects on the EV’s systems. The IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) Certification Body (CB) Scheme presents an opportunity to have an accredited laboratory test and verify to safety standards key affected automotive components and systems. Some certification schemes also go further—with routine audit testing of the product and factory surveillance—to provide assurance that end products and their components continue to meet high standards.

This 60-minute Webinar offers a briefing on EV charging system product testing, including an explanation of the benefits of the IECEE CB Scheme for key EV components and systems, the application and certification process, the value of EV product and system certification.

Topics includes:

  • Third-party verification and its role in self-declaration environments
  • The reach of the CB Scheme
  • The application and process certification process, including a look at type testing, initial and on-going surveillance, and final outputs and certification
  • An overview of quality marking for EV charging systems
  • How labelling and point of sale marks help throughout the product-purchasing tiers
  • Using product certification to support product acceptance

A Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Callum Snell, Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Certification Manager, BSI

Callum has worked across a range of different schemes including IECQ Approved Components, the Ofcom Metering and Billing Directive, the Radio Equipment Regulations, and a variety of component verification schemes. He also has supported government departments through a range of activities. Currently, Callum is working to develop the EVSE Kitemark to include Accessible Charging (PAS 1899) and Smart Charging (PAS 1878) and assisting worldwide clients with their market conformance requirements.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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