We supply charging cables for all electric cars and for all situations

Type 3 charging cable

Type 1 charging cable

Mobile charging cable for standard sockets

We are Voldt.

We specialise in charging cables. As a family business, we have been active in the automotive electrical sector for over 100 years. With this online shop, we are a one-stop shop for electric vehicle charging cables. We supply electric vehicle charging cables from our warehouse to private individuals and companies and ship them within 24 hours. Our warehouse offers access to everything related to electric vehicle charging. We at Voldt think the same way, based on quality, service and experience. We do what we have been doing for generations, with a clear objective: to keep the automotive industry moving. What can we do for you?

What charging cables are available for electric cars?

To connect the electric car to a public charging station (charging mode 3), a type 2 charging cable is required. Type 2 in this case refers to the type of connector/connection on the side of the charging station. There are two types of connectors on the side of the vehicle. These are the IEC 621961 type 1 connector (also known as Yazaki), abbreviated to type 1, and the IEC 621962 type 2 connector (also known as Mennekes), abbreviated to type 2.

Electric car charging cable with type 1 plugs

The type 1 charging cable (J1772) is designed for charging electric vehicles with a maximum output of 3.7 kW. These cables utilise a voltage between 110V and 250V and support a single-phase current of 16A. There are also type 1 charging cables that can handle currents of up to 32A. These have a maximum charging capacity of 7.4 kW. Type 1 charging cables are particularly common in North America. In Europe, older models still use a type 1 plug, e.g. the Mitsubishi Outlander. The type 2 plug (Mennekes) is now standard here. To be able to charge older models, use a type 1 charging cable that you can connect to a type 2 charging station. At Voldt, we also have special adapters to connect your type 2 charging cable to your car with a type 1 plug.

Electric vehicle charging cables with type 2 connectors

The most common charging cables are type 2 and are the standard in Europe. Another term for type 2 charging cable is Mennekes cable, since Mennekes is the manufacturer that developed these charging cables. Both hybrid and fully electric cars use the type 2 connector and many suppliers of charging stations do as well.

Whereas a type 1 charging cable is only suitable for single-phase charging, with a type 2 charging cable it is also possible to charge in three-phase. What is the big advantage? It is much faster and provides better power distribution. Be careful, however, because not all cars with a type 2 charging socket can handle three-phase charging. If the car is not suitable, charging will be slower anyway.

At Voldt you can find type 2 charging cables for most electric cars such as the Tesla Model 3, Volvo V60 PHEV or Mitsubishi Outlander.

A type 2 charging cable has two conductors for single-phase vehicles and four conductors for three-phase vehicles. The four conductors consist of the neutral conductor (N) and the three phase conductors (L1, L2 and L3). Is your car only suitable for single-phase? Then conductors L2 and L3 remain connected. The charge ratio is 11 kW at 16A and 22 kW at 32A.