HE relays have enhanced short circuit testing for EV charging

HE-R relays have undergone enhanced short circuit testing to deliver a reliable and safe solution for customers in the EV (electric vehicle) charging industry, said Panasonic Industry Europe.

The HE-R relay’s rigorous testing includes IEC62955, a 10kA short circuit test. This means that customers can now specify the 22kW wallbox for up to 32A at 10kA short circuit current. This provides a high level of protection for EV charging equipment, said Panasonic Industry Group.

In a related announcement, the company confirmed that the smaller HE-S relay now conforms to the IEC62955 standard for 3kA short circuits. As a result, customers can use the HE-S series for wallboxes rated at up to 16A. This, said Panasonic Industry Europe, offers 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 proud to offer our customers an enhanced short circuit testing solution,” said Bernd Jaschinski, product manager at Panasonic Industry. “Our customers in the EV charging industry require reliable and safe components, and both HE-R and HE-S relays meet these requirements delivering a high level of protection and flexibility.”

 The HE-R and HE-S relays are available now. 

Panasonic Industry Europe is part of the Panasonic Industry organisation, one of the five major operating companies within Panasonic Holding. Panasonic Industry Europe provides products and services for industrial customers all over Europe.

Panasonic Industry Europe is committed to enabling customers achieve their goals in a broad range of industrial sectors such as mobility, infrastructure, automation, medical, appliances, smart living, and security. Its broad and diverse product portfolio encompasses key electronic component sectors including electromechanical and passive components, batteries and other energy products, sensors and wireless connectivity modules, thermal management materials and custom solutions, as well as automation devices.


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