For conventional charging with alternating current, our product range offers a wide range of standardized charging systems for global use. Our AC charging cables in accordance with charging mode 3, are differentiated in the following ways:
Phoenix Contact has a new design line of AC Vehicle Connectors, which has been developed along with the requirements of the automotive industry. A robust, high-quality and brand new AC Vehicle Connector (The C line) feature a consistent plug design and are made from high-quality materials.
Type 1 AC charging cables in accordance with SAE J1772/IEC 62196-2 are primarily used in the USA and Japan. Locking, is by means of a lever mechanism which interrupts the power when actuated. An optional Vehicle Connector with U-lock device is also available to prevent unauthorized removal during charging. Phoenix Contact also offers what is known as an adapter charging cable which acts as an adapter between a Type 1 Vehicle Connector and a Type 2 Infrastructure Plug, which these are then used to connect a Type 1 Vehicle Inlet to the European infrastructure.
Type 2 AC charging cables in accordance with IEC 62196-2 support single and three-phase charging in Europe. An electromechanical actuator locking mechanism safeguards the charging process. In early 2013, the European Commission specified the use of the Type 2 charging system in accordance with IEC 62196-2 as a uniform and standard throughout Europe.
The standard GB/T 20234.2 describes single and three-phase charging in China. A special lever system provides the latching mechanism between the Vehicle Inlet and Vehicle Connector.
Further information: Phoenix Contact E-Mobility