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23rd November 2023 News

What are Residual Current Devices (RCDs)

Residual Current Devices (RCDs) are a critical safety component in electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

They protect against residual currents that could flow through the charging cable and harm the user. 
The IEC 61851-1 standard mandates that each RCD in an EV charger must have a residual current transducer. 
This device monitors the residual current flowing through the RCD. It trips it if it exceeds a safe level, 
ensuring that users are protected from electrical shock and other injuries while charging their EVs.



How Residual Current Devices work

As EV adoption continues to grow, ensuring the safety of charging infrastructure is paramount, 
and compliance with standards such as IEC 61851-1 is crucial.

Projected Market Demands for Electric Vehicles in the US

According to estimates, the US will have around 18 million electric vehicles by 2030. 

To keep up with the demand for charging, approximately 13 million chargers will be required to meet charging needs.
For safety and optimal performance, it is highly recommended that each charger be equipped with a residual current 
transducer or a related product. 
This will allow for the detection of any residual current, permitting prompt action to prevent accidents or damage to 
the charger or other electrical equipment. As an essential component, a residual current transducer can help prevent 
electrical shocks and other hazards, making it a vital aspect of any electrical system.

How can we help

Ideal Powers' range of Residual Current Transducers is a versatile and reliable solution for the EV charger. 
They come in multiple packages for a wide range of applications and can detect and measure residual currents, 
helping prevent electrical accidents and ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment.

EV Charger Residual Current Transducer Range

Whether you want to monitor residual currents in industrial settings, commercial buildings, or residential properties, 
we have a solution to meet your needs. Our transducers are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability, 
ensuring that you can trust them to perform consistently and accurately over the long term.

If you are looking for a reliable and effective way to monitor residual currents, look no further than the Ideal Powers 
range of Residual Current Transducers. With their advanced features, intuitive interfaces, and robust construction, 
these transducers are the ideal choice for any application where safety and reliability are paramount.


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