Surge Protection for
Home Level 2 EV Charging Stations

OVERVIEW

Today’s increased reliance on very sensitive electronics makes surge protection an important topic for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Systems and Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). 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 2 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 2 EV Charging Station

Power Source : 240Vac Household Outlet

Level 2 EV Chargers are for residential home applications utilizing a 240Vac outlet for the power source. With up to 8 hours to charge time for a 124 mile trip, these chargers are faster than EV Level 1 Chargers and are hardwired to the main service panel.

EV Level 2 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 2 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 2 EV SPD

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


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

Contact us to develop a surge mitigation solution for your application

Where to purchase Citel SPD's


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