What is a Connector Type 1. What's a CHAdeMO connector? Did you know there are several EV connectors?
The volume of technical terms that are used in the field of the electric vehicle and its charging system is a huge amount, particularly in relation to EV connectors. To help to make the subject easier to understand, we'll do an in-depth look at various types of charging connectors for electric vehicles within this article. We'll discuss the different EV connector types, the places you can locate them, and the best way to tell the distinctions.
In the beginning, when discussing EV connectors, it's essential to realize that there's an electrical connector that is in your vehicle (acting as the Receptacle) and a connector at the charging point (think that it's a plug). To allow your electric vehicle to charge, both connectors must be compatible (see the image below).
Connector Type 2 for EVs (on the EV and charging cable)
There are three speed options to charge your electric vehicle speed - fast, slow and speedy.
A slow charger is usually referred to as a three-pin plug charger that has the capacity of charging around 2.3kW It can be charged using a common 13-amp three-pin connector. It typically takes between 12 and 14 minutes to charge the Nissan Leaf, while a Tesla Model 3 takes an average of 33 hours. Apart from being slower to charge, 3-pin charging is risky, so it's only suggested for emergencies. For more information on the 3-pin charging plug, be sure to visit our blog.
Fast chargers are home charging points as well as public charging points that are available in supermarkets and car parks. Fast chargers are classified at 7kW or even 22 kW. Be aware that even if the 22kW home EV charger can be found, it might not be able to take advantage of this speed of charging. Your vehicle must receive 22 kW, and your home requires three-phase power. For more information on the 7kW and 22kW electric home chargers visit this page.
Fast chargers can be found close to service stations for motorways and are able to charge up to 50kW. The ultra-fast charging infrastructure has been added, which means that you can charge up to 100kW. Ultra-fast and fast chargers are the most efficient way to charge, but you can't have a speedy or ultra-fast electric vehicle charger at home.
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