On 20 September, the Association has released the Design Guideline for External Charging ver.2.0.1 to its Regular Members.
The document was published in cooperation with Gulplug, a French start-up CHAdeMO member located in Grenoble, France. It now includes technical and operational requirements for safely integrating or retrofitting the Automated Connection Devices - Underbody (ACD-U) charging systems to CHAdeMO chargers/V2X equipment, EVs and PHEVs with little or no modifications to the on-board interface and components that already exist in the vehicles.
An example of ACD-U charging system retrofitted to an electric vehicle on the market can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxq3NDEm1Zw
The Guideline is adapted to ACD-U systems up to the max current of 125A and is partially compliant with the upcoming IEC 61851-26 ED1.
The CHAdeMO technical guideline for integrating wireless (WPT), pantograph and long-plug charging systems to CHAdeMO vehicles ('Design Guideline for External Charging ver.1.0') was published in September 2022.