E-mobility portfolio supports NACS in development and operation

04-08-2023 | Vector | Test & Measurement

Vector Informatik now provides full functionality according to the North American Charging Standard (NACS). Many vehicle manufacturers use the NACS in North America. Vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as charging station manufacturers, must consider the standard from the development and test phase through to production and operation. The company already provides various products that are compliant with the NACS standard.

The standard is currently being standardised by SAE in SAE J3400. NACS describes the charging socket, connector and communication protocols. AC and DC charging use the same power and communication pins. Communication for AC charging follows SAE J1772, while DC charging uses the DIN SPEC 70121 communication protocol. Plug and Charge according to ISO 15118-2 is also achievable.

The company already supplies a wide portfolio of charging products complying with global standards according to SAE J1772, SAE J2847/2, ISO 15118-2/-20, IEC 61851, DIN SPEC 70121, CHAdeMO, GB/T 27930. Therefore, the following company products are immediately NACS compatible with no further updates: the embedded software products MICROSAR.CHARGE and vSECClib, the charge controller family vSECC, and the testing tools CANoe.SmartCharging, CANoe Test Package EV, CANoe Test Package EVSE, VH5110A and the VT7870/VT7970/VT7971 modules.

For customers employing project-specific Vector e-mobility test systems, an adaption of the physical interfaces to the NACS specifications by the company is required.


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