Surge Protection for
Home Level 1 EV Charging Stations

OVERVIEW

Today’s increased reliance on very sensitive electronics makes surge protection an important topic for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Systems. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety study found that $26 billion dollars was lost due to non-lightning power surges. In addition, there are about 25 million lightning strikes in the US each year that cause between $650M to $1B in losses according to the Insurance Information Institute, State Farm©.

This article discusses the application of surge protection for Level 1 EV Charging Station(s) at your home, in your garage or at the workplace.

EV Charging Levels

Go to Level 1 | Go to Level 2 | Go to Level 3

Level 1 EV Charging Station

Power Source : 120Vac Household Outlet

Level 1 EV Chargers are for residential home applications utilizing a standard 120Vac outlet for the power source. With up to 20 hours to charge time for a 124 mile trip, these chargers offer the convenience of a plug-in installation and portability in case that you move.

EV Level 1 SPD Protection Point : At The Main Distribution Panel

Per the NEC 2020, since your home is a dwelling unit as defined by Article 230.67, a UL1449 Listed SPD must be Installed at the incoming 120/240Vac main service panel. Shown below is an example using the M50-120T-A.

Main Panel with M50

The M50-120T-A is installed via a 2-Pole 30A circuit breaker and will not only protect the Level 1 EV charging system but all circuits on the main service panel. This protector is what is referred to as a "Whole House Surge Protector".

Links to Level 1 EV SPD

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link
Main-Panel Main Service Panel120/240Vac M50-120T-A M50-A


120/208Vac M50-120Y-A M50-A

EV Models Currently Available in the US

Audi | Bentley | BMW | Chevrolet | Chrysler | Ford | Honda | Hyundai | Land Rover | Nissan | Porsche | Tesla | Volkswagen |

Surge Protectors for Audi EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Audi A8 L 60 TFSI® e quattro tiptronic PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Audi e-tron BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Audi e-tron Sportback BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Audi Q5 PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Bentley Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for BMW EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
BMW 330e PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

BMW 530e PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

BMW 740e xDrive PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

BMW i3 BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

BMW X3 xDrive 30e PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

BMW X5 xDrive 40e PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

BMW 330e PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Chevrolet and Chrysler EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Chevrolet Bolt EV BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Ford EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Honda EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Honda Clarity PHEV PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Hyundai EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Hyundai IONIQ Electric BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Hyundai IONIQ PHEV PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Hyundai Kona Electric BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Land Rover EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Land Rover Range Rover PHEV PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Land Rover Range Rover Sport PHEV PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Nissan EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Nissan LEAF S PLUS BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Nissan LEAF S BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Porsche EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid PHEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Porsche Taycan BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Tesla EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Tesla Model 3 Performance BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Tesla Model S Long Range BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Tesla Model S Performance BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Tesla Model X Long Range BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Tesla Model X Performance BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Tesla Model Y Long Range BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Tesla Model Y Performance BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A

Surge Protectors for Volkswagen EV Models

Make/Model PHEV/BEV Main Panel Voltage Outlet Voltage Surge Protector Citel Model # Link
Volkswagen ID.4 BEV 120/240Vac 120Vac

M50-120T-A

M50-120Y-A


Contact us to develop a surge mitigation solution for your application

Where to purchase Citel SPD's

References

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1ANSI C62.41, Low-Voltage AC Power Circuits
2UL1449 4th Edition, Surge Protective Devices
3UL1449 5th Edition, Surge Protective Devices
4UL497B, Surge Protectors for Data Lines and Fire-Alarm Circuits
5UL497E, Antenna Lead-in Conductors
6IEC 61643-11, Low-Voltage Surge Protective Devices - Part 11: Surge Protective Devices Connected To Low-Voltage Power Systems - Requirements And Test Methods
7IEC 61643-21, Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices - Part 21: Surge Protective Devices Connected To Telecommunications And Signalling Networks - Performance Requirements And Testing Methods
8IEC 61000-45, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing And Measurement Techniques - Surge Immunity Test
9CSA 22.2
10NOM-001-SCFI, Standard for Electronic Equipment
11NOM-003-SCFI, Electrical Products - Safety Requirements
12NFPA 70, NEC 2020, Article 230.67, Dwelling Units