Duosida Mode 2 EV Charging Cable

PROS: rigid, clean design, fully waterproof (IP55)

CONS: No bad PE protection detection (dangerous), no IEC 61851-1 norm (even printed at data plate)

  • ❗ Security
  • ⭐⭐⭐ Quality
  • ⭐⭐⭐ Functionality
  • ⭐⭐ Value for money

1. Specs

Type2, 1-phase, Current: 16A (230V), Schuko

Manufacturer: Duosida China

Cable length: 6m

2. Security

Waterproof: IP55: ++ YES

❗Bad PE (protection) detection: – NO (car charges without PE line!!!)

Manual stop button: – NO

3. Accuracy

Real Charging Amperes: 14,36A ( 10% less than declared)

Real Charging Power: 3,3kW

4. Controls

LED: Power, Connected. Charging, Fault

Buttons: –

5. Quality

Connectors: good quality, silver coated.

The EVSE is rigid. It has a simple design – just plug and go. It is also fully waterproof (IP55) and well sealed.

There are no signs of any overheating nor unstable work within 1 hour of charging (3,3 kWh charged). Thermal imaging shows no hot spots inside.

As a norm at the data plate, we can see IEC 62196-2 (a group of standards that define requirements and tests for plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors) instead of IEC 61851 (standard for electric vehicle charging systems).

As IEC62196-2 describes Type2 plug but has no connection to EVSE construction and behaviour – this means, that Duosida has no proper IEC standard declared. It is an unstandardized product, so you use it or sell it at your own risk.

Duosida 16A Type2 EVSE charges a car WITHOUT PE CONNECTED❗❗❗This is against the general requirements of IEC 61851-1 – an international standard for electric vehicle conductive charging systems:

Opublikowany przez EVSEtest Piątek, 19 czerwca 2020

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