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 (Toyota 200 V IC-CPD) Notice 2021.
- The prohibitions contained in this notice take effect on the date following publication in the New Zealand Gazette.
2. Prohibited Equipment
- The sale (including an offer to sell) and use of the following electrical fitting as described in this notice, is prohibited: In Cable – Control and Protection Device (IC-CPD).
To avoid doubt, the modification of an example of the prohibited IC-CPD does not change the effect of this notice.
The prohibited IC-CPD is further described as follows:
- The prohibited IC-CPD has an EV plug outlet, as defined in IEC 61851:2017.
- The prohibited IC-CPD was manufactured with an inlet that is a Japanese 200 V plug.
- The purpose of the prohibited IC-CPD is to charge an electric vehicle.
- The following model numbers are prohibited:
- Some of the identifying marking on the prohibited IC-CPD are as follows:
- Cable Assy, Electric Vehicle Charger
- 100V/200V AC
- 12A 50Hz/60Hz
- Made in Japan
4. Reasons for Prohibition
- The prohibited IC-CPD 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 IC-CPD.
- The reasons for believing the prohibited IC-CPD is or may be unsafe are that:
- The prohibited IC-CPD is labelled indicating that it is compatible with a voltage of other than that of the New Zealand power supply.
- Excess voltages exceed the creepage and clearance distances under which the safety has been established, therefore protection against direct and indirect contact is compromised.
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of July 2021.
MARK STEPHEN WOGAN, Manager, Energy Safety, WorkSafe Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa.