Pursuant to Regulation 87 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 (“Regulations”), I, Mark Stephen Wogan, Manager, Energy Safety, WorkSafe New Zealand, give the following notice.
1. Short Title and Commencement
- This notice is the Electricity Regulations (electric vehicle socket outlet to other socket outlet adaptor) Notice 2021.
- The prohibitions contained in this notice take effect on the next calendar day following the publication of this notice in the New Zealand Gazette.
2. Prohibited Equipment
- The manufacture, importation, sale (including an offer to sell) or use of the following electrical fitting and class of fitting as described in this notice, is prohibited: electric vehicle socket outlet to other socket outlet adaptor, as described in clause 3 (the prohibited adaptor).
The prohibited adaptor is further described as follows:
- The prohibited adaptor has an EV plug inlet, as defined in IEC 61851:2017.
- The prohibited adaptor has a socket-outlet that is not an EV socket-outlet, as defined in IEC 61851:2017.
- The purpose of the prohibited adaptor is to turn an EV charging station outlet, being for example, a Type 1 or Type 2 outlet as defined in IEC 61851, into a socket outlet designed for use for non EV appliances, for example, but not limited to an AS/NZS 3112 socket outlet and a IEC 60309 socket outlet.
- For avoidance of doubt, this prohibition notice does not prohibit a Mode 1 supply cable.
- The following image show a views of a sample (but not limited to) of the prohibited adaptor for identification purposes.
4. Reasons for Prohibition
- The prohibited adaptor is, or may be, electrically unsafe, in that there is significant risk that a person may suffer harm as a result of dangers arising from use of, or passage of electricity through, the prohibited adaptor.
- The reasons for believing the prohibited adaptor is or may be unsafe are that:
- This product is unsafe as it causes an unsafe situation to be created through its use due to the bypassing of a safety function of an EV charging station, being earth continuity monitoring.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of March 2021.
MARK STEPHEN WOGAN, Manager, Energy Safety, WorkSafe New Zealand.