Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Infrastructure Testing

Testing and Certification of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road continues to rise, so does the need for charging infrastructure. But the rapid growth of EVs has created a complex, fragmented market with a range of standards and equipment. This leads to complications and confusion for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturers, suppliers, and EV drivers.

Benefits of EV Charging Station & Infrastructure Testing

  • Ensure electrical safety of users, equipment, and infrastructure.
  • Verify that your products comply with relevant standards.
  • Evaluate the conformance and interoperability of your products.
  • Ensure electromagnetic compatibility of your charging solutions.
  • Allow you to market your products in multiple markets.

Testing and Certification Solutions for EVSE

DEKRA offers end-to-end testing and certification services for all types of electric vehicle supply equipment, including home and industrial charging solutions, fast-chargers, vehicle-to-grid chargers, and inductive charging systems.

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing ensures that the electronics within EVSE do not emit interference and that they continue to function in the presence of electromagnetic phenomena, such as power supply surges or radiated electric fields. DEKRA is the first IECEE Certification Body accredited to certify EV charging systems against the EMC standard IEC 61851-21-2. Therefore, we can test and certify any EVSE technology, ranging from AC to DC and up to 360 kW.
Additionally, DEKRA is a core member of CharIN, the industry consortium seeking to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard to enable interoperable DC and AC charging. This standard is supported by many European, North American, and Asian car manufacturers.
DEKRA is a recognized testing laboratory for CHAdeMO and EV-Ready and is able to fully automate the testing of charging stations with Keysight Charging Discovery System and CHAdeMO reference test tool. DEKRA is also a member of the Open Charge Alliance, whose Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is used worldwide to correctly exchange information between the EV charging station and the charging-station management system.

DEKRA Testing and Certification Services

  • Wireless testing (IEEE 802.11p Wi-Fi, 3G/4G/5G)
  • Development testing
  • Validation testing
  • Environmental testing
  • EV charging cables (IEC 62893, IEC 62752)
  • Grid (IEC 60364-7-722, IEC 62909-1/2)
  • Connectors, inlets, and plugs (IEC 62196)

  • Safety and functional testing (IEC 61851, SAE J1772, UL 2202, UL 2594)
  • EMC testing (IEC 61851-21-2)
  • Interoperability and conformance testing (CHAdeMO, CharIN-CCS, OCPP , ISO 15118, DIN 70121, GB/T 27930)
  • Electrical safety (IEC 61851, IEC 62752, UL 2231)
  • Functional safety (IEC 61508)
  • Market-specific requirements (EV Ready)
  • Performance testing (IEC 62116)