RCD requirements for electric vehicle chargers

6 July 2022

As electric vehicle charging systems become more common, it is important that electrical workers familiarise themselves with the requirements. Installation requirements are outlined in Appendix P of AS/NZS 3000:2018, the Western Australian Service and Installation Requirements (WASIR) and the manufacturer's installation instructions.

Appendix P of AS/NZS 3000:2018

Clause P4.1 of Appendix P (below) specifies the RCD requirements for each connecting point.

Installers need to determine if the DC protection is incorporated in the charging station and, if not, employ the measures outlined in Appendix P4.1.