AC and DC plug-in charging systems - PLUSCON power

PLUSCON power offers a product and technology portfolio that enables the flexible, modular, and efficient implementation of various concepts for your charging infrastructure for different business models.

Whether charging on an AC network or fast DC charging - Phoenix Contact AC and DC charging plug-in connector systems are safe, reliable, and user-friendly.




Overview of AC and DC plug-in charging systems used worldwide

The matrix below provides an overview of the various AC and DC plug-in charging systems used worldwide. For greater clarity, the terms that have become established for the various forms of charging plugs and charging modes are defined as follows:

"Plug" = Charging plug (charging station side)
"Socket" = Charging socket in the charging station
"Connector" = Charging plug (vehicle side)
"Inlet" = Charging socket in the vehicle

Overview of international plug-in charging systems

Overview of international plug-in charging systems


Type 2 AC and DC plug-in system


Single or three-phase AC charging is performed with the standardized type 2 charging plug-in connector from Phoenix Contact. A safe charging process is controlled via the PP and CP contacts and, for example, this method checks whether the plug-in connector is correctly inserted in the inlet and which current may be used for charging.

An electrical locking bolt prevents withdrawal of the plug-in connector during the charging process or prior to completion of all necessary transactions - such as payment. This ensures high functional safety of your system.

Type 2 AC and DC plug-in system
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GB standard AC and DC plug-in system


The AC and DC plug-in system according to GB standard has been specially developed for China based on type 2. Equipped with an innovative locking concept, premature or accidental removal of the connector during the charging process is prevented.

When charging with DC, an electrical locking bolt implemented in the charging plug prevents removal of the charging plug while under load (hot disconnection).

GB standard AC and DC plug-in system
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COMBO 2 plug-in system


The COMBO 2 plug-in system combines both AC charging during longer downtimes and fast DC charging in a single connection.

The COMBO 2 charging plug is extremely easy to handle and is inserted into the inlet with very little force.

The integrated electronics automatically take care of functionality and safety. They automatically check whether the plug-in connector is correctly inserted in the inlet and which current may be used for charging. A locking bolt prevents withdrawal of the plug-in connector during the charging process or prior to completion of all necessary transactions - such as payment.

COMBO 2 plug-in system
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