Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Design and Health and Safety Codes 1999-01-2941
Any new technology has impacts on the industries, government and consumer sectors that have dealings with it. Introduction of significant numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) and the need for installation of charging equipment to support them has caused concerns for building department personnel, equipment manufacturers and installers, consumers, EV pioneers, government agencies and others.
This paper presents a summary of California’s Health and Safety Code requirements for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and how equipment has been developed to comply with it. Background, history, rationale and comparisons are given for requirements in the California Health and Safety Codes, and 1996 and 1999 National Electrical Codes® (NEC®).