The new Fluke FEV100 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Test Adapter tests the safety and performance of Level 1 or Level 2 charging stations with type 1 connectors. The Fluke FEV100 simulates the presence of an EV, allowing technicians to test the charging station in combination with appropriate test instruments, such as digital multimeters and ScopeMeters.
The Fluke FEV100 features Protective Earth (PE) Pre-Test to test for dangerous voltage in the earth, Control Pilot (CP) for vehicle simulation, PE and CP error notification, and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) testing to ensure user safety. Voltage, waveform, loop impedance, and resistance testing are included, as well as connectivity to other Fluke test and measurement tools.
Compliant with the SAE J1772 standards for North American charging stations, the FEV100 allows a technician to verify that after installation, a charger can communicate with and deliver power to vehicles. The FEV100 Kit includes the Fluke FEV100/BASIC Test Adapter, FEV-COM/TY1 Type 1 connector and cable, and a soft carrying case.
“Ensuring charging stations are operating properly and safely is one of the most important aspects of electric vehicle infrastructure,” said Allison Wyatt, Product Marketing Manager at Fluke. “The FEV100 eliminates many testing obstacles by emulating an electric vehicle, so technicians can isolate the charging station and ensure that any issues are originating from the station, not from the vehicle.”