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 cables with type 1 connectors

The type 1 charging cable was developed for China, Japan and America, among other countries. This is because households in these countries are often equipped with single-phase connections. In many European countries, most homes have a three-phase meter. As you would probably expect, the type 1 charging cable is therefore only suitable for single-phase charging (16A or 32A).

The number of amps your car can handle depends on the make and model. When you start charging, the connector automatically plugs into the car. To prevent theft, the cable remains locked until the car is unlocked. Therefore, even when the battery is charged, the cable cannot be stolen without unlocking the car. A type 1 connection has two conductors. A neutral conductor (N) and a phase conductor (L1). The charging capacity corresponds to 3.7 kW at 16A and 7.4 kW at 32A.

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.