Inspections of Unmanned Objects

Safely Connecting Objects in Public Spaces

It is crucial that electrical equipment in public spaces is safe. Therefore, grid operators impose certain conditions on devices and installations connected to the public electricity grid. These conditions apply to objects with an above-ground small consumption connection, such as parking meters, public lighting, and charging stations. This is referred to as grid operator inspections.

Before unmanned objects in the public domain receive a grid connection, they undergo inspections. This ensures the certainty that objects in public spaces meet safety standards and function optimally. Below, you will find a list of objects that have already been approved. If you have an object that needs to be inspected, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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Approved Objects According to Grid Operator Inspections

The table below provides an overview of the objects that are currently approved, indicating they have successfully passed the grid operator inspections. For public lighting, this is in accordance with version CAM-OVL-11-2023, for 1x10A unmetered connections according to version CAM-ONB-11-2023, and for metered connections that are non-charging objects according to version CAM-BEM-11-2023.

Overview of approved objects

SupplierProductsSketchDimensionsComments
BrimosRound (tapered) cylindrical objects with an internal diameter of ø101mm (external ø107mm) or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x85mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
ELEQELEQ Bollards, including the 2RVS46V and 2RVS36V.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
ELEQELEQ Bollards, including the 2RVS46 and 2RVS36.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
ELEQELEQ Bollard (2RVS51).Download drawing with dimensional measurements
HydroSeries, with an external diameter of d114 or larger, a mast door opening of 400×85 or larger, equipped with a door with 1 sliding latch in combination with 1 toggle.Download drawing with dimensional measurementsThis solution is for existing poles where one wants to mount a CAM.
HydroSeries, with an external diameter of d120 or larger, a mast door opening of 400×85 or larger, equipped with a door with 2 sliding latches.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
HydroSeries, with an external diameter of d114 or larger, a mast door opening of 500×85 or larger, equipped with a door with 2 sliding latches.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
NedalRound conical objects with an internal diameter at the mast door upper side of ø103.7mm (external ø114mm) or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x85mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
NedalRound (tapered) cylindrical objects with an internal diameter of ø103.7mm (external ø114mm) or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x85mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurementsThis also includes tapered poles above the mast door.
DE NOOD BVClassical cast iron poles, including the Haagse Mast, Haagse Mast XL, GL410, Keulse Mast, and Mast Dracht.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
Odink & KoenderinkOVL-RVLDownload tekening met maatvoeringen
PMF Stalen MastenRound cylindrical conical objects with an internal diameter at the mast door upper side of ø 102 mm or larger and a mast door opening of 400 x 85 mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
PMF Stalen MastenRound (tapered) cylindrical objects with an internal diameter at the mast door upper side of ø 102 mm or larger and a mast door opening of 400 x 85 mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
PMF Stalen MastenALBIE 1 door internal diameter ø 127 mm.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
PMF Stalen MastenALBIE 2 doors internal diameter ø 153 mm.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
PS lichtmastenRound conical objects, including DE-, DEC-, and CPDE-series, with an internal diameter at the mast door upper side of ø114mm or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x84mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
PS lichtmastenRound (tapered) cylindrical objects, including the KO- and CPDY-series, with an internal diameter of ø114mm or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x85mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
SeluxRound cylindrical objects with an internal diameter of Ø106.6mm or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x85mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
ValmontConical round objects, including all CLM types, with an internal diameter at the mast door upper side of ø97mm or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x85mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
ValmontRound cylindrical objects, including all VLM and CCLM types, with an internal diameter of ø100.8mm or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x85mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
VDLRound conical objects, including all RCL, CCOL, and CCL types, with an internal diameter at the top of the mast door of ø98mm or larger, and a mast door opening of 400x90mm or larger.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
VDLRonde cilindrische objecten, waaronder alle CVL, CL, CCOL en CCL types, met een inwendige diameter ø107mm of groter, en een mastdeur-opening 400x85mm of groter.Download drawing with dimensional measurements

All cabinets that have been approved for a metered connection may also be used for an unmetered connection.

SupplierProductsSketchDimensionsComments
Odink & KoenderinkPolymeric cabinet type HASDownload drawing with dimensional measurements
Odink & KoenderinkPolymeric cabinets, including the entire KVS seriesDownload drawing with dimensional measurements
Odink & KoenderinkStainless steel outdoor cabinets, including the entire RVL seriesDownload drawing with dimensional measurements
STAKARL400CAMDownload drawing with dimensional measurements
VD LeegteVDL AbriDownload drawing with dimensional measurements

All cabinets that have been approved for a metered connection up to 3x80A may also be used for a metered 1x10A connection.

SupplierProductsSketchDimensionsComments
RBL Outdoor (Cox Metaal cabinet)Column cabinet – Suitable for Grid Operator Connection OBO / OVL / PLO/tdDownload drawing with dimensional measurements

 

SupplierProductsSketchDimensionsComments
AvedkoStainless steel outdoor cabinets (starting from 1100 x 400 x 400 mm (HxWxD))Download drawing with dimensional measurements
BatenburgPolymeric street cabinets, including the entire KVS series (starting from 850 x 785 x 320 mm (HxWxD)) and the entire KM series (starting from 1100 x 1136 x 380 mm (HxWxD))Download drawing with dimensional measurements
BUITENkast TechniekStainless steel street cabinets, starting from 915 x 410 x 298 mm (HxWxD).Download drawing with dimensional measurements
BUITENkast TechniekPolymeric street cabinets, starting from 922 x 554 x 260 mm (HxWxD).Download drawing with dimensional measurements
Bosma & Bronkhorst B.V.Stainless steel outdoor cabinets with a separate compartment for grid connection, starting from 900 x 400 x 300 mm (HxWxD).Download drawing with dimensional measurements
C&S BeneluxPolymeric streetcabinet – HEASD-cabinet staring from 830 x 530 x 267 mm (HxWxD).Download drawing with dimensional measurements
C&S BeneluxPolymeric streetcabinet – UCH-cabinet starting from 830 x 460 x 330 mm (HxWxD).Download drawing with dimensional measurements
DAEL PowerStainless steel street cabinets S650 (900 x 650 x 325 mm (HxWxD)) and S800 (900 x 800 x 325 mm (HxWxD))Download drawing with dimensional measurements
DataFiber19” Stainless Steel Street Cabinet 1200 x 1200 x 650 mm (HxWxD)Download drawing with dimensional measurements
GeyerPolymeric street cabinets, including the entire SLG series, starting from 1710 x 350 x 277 mm (HxWxD)Download drawing with dimensional measurements
Odink & KoenderinkStainless steel cabinets, including the entire RVN, RVD, RVH, RVS (including Telecom coupling cabinet), RVX, RVXL series.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
Odink & KoenderinkPolymeric cabinets, including the entire KVLS Labeo series (starting from 850 x 471 x 320 mm (HxWxD))Download drawing with dimensional measurements
Orange Power SystemsTOP cabinet WCD6 (starting from 1450 x 650 x 350 mm (HxWxD))Download drawing with dimensional measurements
RittalAluminum outdoor cabinets, including the entire MFG series.Download drawing with dimensional measurements
RittalCS NewBasic single-walled aluminum outdoor enclosure with one door (starting from 1200 x 600 x 400 mm (HxWxD))Download drawing with dimensional measurements
STAKAStainless steel outdoor cabinets, including the entire R-series, starting from 1150 x 400 x 250 mm (HxWxD)Download drawing with dimensional measurements
STAKAStainless steel outdoor cabinets, including the entire ZSR series, starting from 930 x 360 x 255 mm (HxWxD)Download drawing with dimensional measurements
STAKAStainless steel outdoor cabinet RRN series, including Rivierenland, 1200 x 1200 x 400 mm (HxWxD)Download drawing with dimensional measurements
Xylem (Avedko)Stainless steel outdoor cabinet, starting from 900 x 950 x 300 mm (HxWxD)Download drawing with dimensional measurements

*These objects can also be applied for a smaller grid connection, such as 1x10A (un)metered.

Gerben Spies

Contact person for DSO assessments

Request additional information about the DSO assessments from me. An overview of the installation requirements per type of object can be found below.

Connection Requirements for Grid Operator Inspections

For each object group, a document with specifications and requirements has been prepared, which can be found further down. These documents form the basis on which the team of grid operator inspections approves the grid operator’s part of new models of objects for admission to the electricity grid. This process is coordinated by Netbeheer Nederland, and the inspection is carried out by experts from collaborating grid operators at the ElaadNL Foundation in Arnhem. The requirements are formulated in such a way that a safe and reliable connection to the public electricity grid is ensured.

Standardization of Technology

The development of these specifications is an important step towards further standardization of technology in objects. The documents are primarily intended for producers of these objects. The advantage for object producers and parties introducing objects to the market is that the grid operator’s part of an object only needs to be inspected once and can then be used throughout the Netherlands in all service areas of the various grid operators.

For concession grantors, it is important to ensure the application of these requirements in their Program of Requirements. Therefore, the grid operators have written a standard text to be directly included in it. This can be found below as a download.

Downloadable documents:

Charging Station Inspections

For grid operator inspections of charging stations, we have a dedicated page on our website. Here, you will find all information regarding connection specifications, the inspection process, and a list of all approved charging objects.

Charging station inspections

Objects without a grid operator meter, including public lighting

For connecting lampposts and other unmetered objects with a 1x6A or 1x10A connection, a connection module for public lighting (OVL) is available. This module must be used when connecting lampposts to the (main) grid of the grid operators and for unmetered objects. The dimensions necessary for placing the connection module are indicated in the specifications above.

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Objects with a grid operator meter, including distribution boxes

An important requirement for this object group is the installation of a smart meter in the objects. This smart meter enables remote reading and exchanging of meter data. To support this connectivity, we request a connectivity test to be performed in the current Connection Specifications, specifying a maximum attenuation for the enclosure. The Connection Specifications are also suitable for heavier connections, up to 3x80A. This forms the basis for faster charging, aligning with the trend of new electric vehicles entering the market. The publications are applicable not only to charging stations but also to other charging objects such as charging lanterns.

Charging objects have been inspected based on the Connection Specifications since 2018. From July 1, 2023, all newly installed charging objects must comply at least with the updated Connection Specifications, version 3.0.

Register for a DSO assessment

Simply register your object for inspection by the DSO.

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