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EV Charging Cable & Adapter (Type 1 & Type 2 Charging Cable)

Types of EV Charging Cables in Australia

EV charging cables are a must-have for EV owners. There are two types of charging cables: Type 1 to Type 2 and Type 2 to Type 2. Both come in various cable lengths (including – 5 meters, 7 meters, and 10 meters).

The most common type in Australia is Type 2 (Mennekes) cables. This cable features highly conductive and durable silver-plated contracts. Many of the public charging stations around Australia support Type 2 connectors. This makes it easier for EV owners to find charging stations that fit their vehicles.

Type 1 cables, on the other hand, are widely used in North America. In Australia, it is primarily used for older EV models(before 2018), and while they are gradually being phased out, they are still available to support legacy vehicles.

Wide Compatibility

Our EV Cables support all types of EVs whether their Plug type is  Type 2 or Type 1. Popular models include Audi E-Tron GT, BYD Atto 3, BMW iX, Cupra Born, GWM Ora cat, Hyundai IONIQ, Mercedes EQS, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Volvo XC40, Tesla Model S, MG ZS EV, Polestar 2 and many others.

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Which Charging Cable is suitable for my Electric Car?

A charging cable is essential if you own an EV in Australia. To choose the right charging cable for your vehicle, you will need to know the following:

  • The charging port on your vehicle(Type 1 or Type 2).
  • The amperage and voltage of your vehicle’s charging port.
  • The length of cable you need.
  • The type of charging station you will be using.

If your EV has a Type 2 port, the Type 2 to Type 2 Charging Cable matches your need. Or if your vehicle has a Type 1 port, then a Type 1 to  Type 2 Charging cable is perfect.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common type of cable for electric vehicles is type 2 EV charging cables, These cables have a seven-pin connector and are compatible with the majority of EVs on the market. This makes them a versatile and popular choice for Aussie EV owners.
The size of the wire required for an EV charger is determined by several factors. One is the distance between the charger and the electric vehicle. Another is the charger’s maximum current output. Lastly, the electrical service available at the charging location should be taken into account. In general, a wire size capable of handling the maximum current output of the charger is recommended. This ensures that the wire can safely transmit the required power to the EV without becoming overheated or damaged.
The EV charging cable needed for a 7kW or single-phase car charger will vary. Type 1 and Type 2 EV charging cables are the most common. A three-pin connector is used on a Type 1 EV charging cable, which is mostly used in North America. A Mennekes cable, also known as a Type 2 EV charging cable, has a seven-pin connector. It is the most commonly used type in Europe and Australia. If your EV has a Type 1 charging port, a Type 1 EV charging cable is required. To connect it to the 7kW car charger, this cable is necessary. A Type 2 EV charging cable is required if your EV has a Type 2 charging port.
No, not all EV charging cables are created equal. Type 1 and Type 2 EV charging cables are the most common. A three-pin connector is used on a Type 1 EV charging cable, which is mostly used in North America. This cable is only compatible with EVs that have a Type 1 charging port. A Mennekes cable, also known as a Type 2 EV charging cable, has a seven-pin connector. It is the most commonly used type in Europe and Australia. This cable is only compatible with EVs that have a Type 2 charging port.
Plugging an electric vehicle (EV) into a regular household outlet, also known as a 120V outlet, is generally not recommended. A standard household outlet may not be able to provide enough power to charge the vehicle effectively. Furthermore, charging an EV with a standard household outlet can strain the electrical system. This can potentially damage the outlet or wiring in your home. It can be dangerous if the outlet becomes overloaded. Also, if the EV charging cable is not properly rated for the charging current, it can be dangerous. These cables, either Type 1 or Type 2, allow you to connect your electric vehicle to a charging station or socket. They provide the energy needed to charge the vehicle’s battery. It’s critical to select the correct type of EV charging cable for your vehicle and charging needs. Using a low-grade cable could damage your EV’s battery or charging system.
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EVPowerhouse is a team of specialists in Electric vehicles and their compatible Chargers, Portable EV Chargers, EV Cables, Accessories & parts. We provide FREE Shipping anywhere in Australia, like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Perth.

If you want more information on charging cable compatibility or other specifications, let us know, and our Experts will assist you in finding the perfect EV Cables, Chargers and Accessories.

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