Electric Vehicle Cable
This category covers electric vehicle cable constructed as described in, and certified for use in accordance with Article 400 of ANSI/NFPA 70, "National Electrical Code." Electric vehicle cable consists of two or more insulated conductors, with or without grounding conductors, with an overall jacket. The insulation and jacket are both thermoset on Types EVJ and EV, thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) on Types EVJE and EVE, and thermoplastic (PVC) on Types EVJT and EVT.
The cable is used to supply power, signal, and control to electric vehicles during the charging process. It is rated 60 to 105°C (140 to 221°F) dry; 60°C (140°F) wet; 60°C (140°F) where exposed to oil, and for use where exposed to the direct rays of the sun. For cable so marked, a gasoline-immersion rating is also assigned. The term "wet" indicates that the cable is acceptable for immersion in water. Electric vehicle cable employs flexible stranded copper conductors in a size range of 18 AWG to 500 kcmil.