Called the FEV300, it allows the output of a Mode 3 AC charger with Type 1 and Type 2 connectors to be tested to IEC/HD 60364-7-722 and IEC/EN 61851-1.
Stations provide single- or three-phase power supply at 230 or 400V. Mode 3 chargers provide between 3.7 and 22 kW, Fluke said, explaining: “For safety reasons, communication between the charging station and the connected EV must occur before the output voltage is provided. Adapters such as the FEV300 are critical pieces of equipment used during the installation and mandatory routine testing of Mode 3 EVCS.”
Required tests include continuity of conductors, insulation resistance, automatic disconnection. supply &# 8211; loop resistance, RCD or RDC-DD check - and functional tests.
When in use, the adapter simulates an electric vehicle and opens a charging cycle, activating the voltage output and
current so that other devices can check the power side &# 8211; such as Fluke's 1663 or 1664FC.
"Transmitted energy used to be mostly used in industrial environments, but now it's being fed directly into private vehicles," said Fluke technologist Hans-Dieter Schüssele. ““The FEV300 includes safety features such as a sensor electrode function that quickly displays the presence of a high risk of ground fault, and protective sockets that are covered with plastic covers to protect the connectors in wet weather conditions.” ;