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Malaysia's EV Plug Type Compliance Standard for AC and DC charging

Are you thinking of getting an electric vehicle (EV) in Malaysia? If so, you'll need to know about the country's EV charging compliance standard. This guide will explain everything you need to know in simple terms, so you can easily understand the different modes of charging, plug types, and national compliance standards. [1]


Mode 4 Charging: What is it?

Mode 4 charging is a rapid charging method that involves using an off-board charger to deliver a direct current (DC) to the EV battery, bypassing the on-board charger. This results in a much faster charging time, with a substantially higher electrical power ranging from 20kW and above. Mode 4 charging is ideal for those who need to charge their EVs quickly and efficiently.


National Compliance Standards:

The Malaysian EV charging compliance standard outlines the different charging modes and plug types that are allowed in the country. Here are the national compliance standards for each charging mode:


Mode 1 Charging: Not Permitted

Mode 1 charging is not permitted in Malaysia due to its charging capabilities. It does not allow the charging process to stop automatically when the battery is fully charged. Additionally, Mode 1 charging does not meet the minimum safety requirements set by the government.


Mode 2 and 3 Charging: Type 2 Connector Only

For Mode 2 and 3 charging, only Type 2 connectors are allowed to be used in the EV charging system (EVCS). Type 2 connectors have an inbuilt locking mechanism for safety purposes and can carry both single phase and three phase electrical power. On the other hand, Type 1 connectors are not permitted in Malaysia because they lack a locking mechanism and can only carry single phase power.





Mode 4 Charging: CCS Type 2 and CHAdeMO Connector Only

For Mode 4 charging, only CCS Type 2 and CHAdeMO connectors are allowed to be used in the EV charging system (EVCS). These connectors are specifically designed for DC quick charging and are able to deliver high electrical power. If you plan on using Mode 4 charging in Malaysia, be sure to have one of these two connectors available.


In conclusion, if you're planning to own an EV in Malaysia, it's important to understand the national compliance standards for EV charging systems. This includes the different modes of charging, plug types, and safety requirements. By following these guidelines, you'll be able to charge your EV safely and efficiently.


Reference:

[1] GUIDE ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEM (EVCS) GUIDE ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEM (EVCS)

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