New HE relays from Panasonic exceed IEC62955 10kA and 3kA tests and feature enhanced EV charging short circuit testing
Panasonic has launched its latest relay, the HE-R, which has undergone enhanced short circuit testing to deliver a reliable and safe method for customers in the EV charging industry.
The HE-R relay’s rigorous testing includes IEC62955, a 10kA short circuit test. This means that chargers can now specify their 22kW wallbox for up to 32A @ 10kA short circuit current, providing a high level of protection for EV charging equipment.
In addition, the smaller HE-S relay now conforms to the IEC62955 standard for 3kA short circuits. This feature allows customers to use the HE-S series for wallboxes rated at up to 16A, offering greater flexibility in the selection of charging equipment for a wide range of applications.
“With the official VDE extensions of the HE-R and HE-S relays, we are able to offer an enhanced short circuit testing system,” says Bernd Jaschinski, Product Manager at Panasonic Industry. “The EV charging industry requires reliable and safe components, and both HE-R and HE-S relays meet these requirements delivering a high level of protection and flexibility.”
According to Panasonic, with its advanced features and reliable performance, the HE series is set to become a key component in the next generation of EV charging equipment.