Electrical safety, Ground Fault monitoring for Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Frédéric Mathieu from Bender Canada will present “Electrical safety, Ground Fault monitoring for Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations”.

Day & Time: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Frédéric Mathieu, Sales Manager & Head of EV Division (Canada Region) at Bender Canada

Organizers: IEEE Toronto Power Electronics and Consumer Electronics Chapter and Bender Canada

Location: Virtual

Contact: Mostafa Mahfouz

Abstract: As more electric vehicles and charging stations are in operation in the world, the importance on electrical safety should not be overlooked. Electric vehicles and charging stations are prone to electrical failures just as much as industrial-type electrical systems. One of the most fundamental aspects of electrical safety is Ground Fault monitoring and protection.

This talk explores the different protection mechanisms used for ground fault detection on EV and EVSE and the product solutions tailored for the environments of electric vehicle and its charging process, in particular the mix of AC and DC within the same system. Accurate and reliable insulation monitoring inside the EV ensures the electric vehicle is safe to use for its occupants. In addition, many electrical codes and standards regulate electrical safety in charging stations, and this talk will focus on Residual Current monitoring for Level 2 chargers and Insulation monitoring for Level 3 chargers.

Register: Please visit https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/236400 to register.

Biography: Frédéric Mathieu is a Sales and Application Engineer at Bender Canada Inc, and earned a B. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, with the emphasis on power generation, transmission and distribution. For more than 5 years, he focuses on design, technical support and sales for Industrial markets in Eastern Canada, as well the EV/EVSE market across the country. He has worked with many major utilities companies, OEM and end users to assist in applying ground fault monitoring to maximize electrical safety on their systems.