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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.