CHARX connect – AC charging cables for electric vehicles, charging stations, and home chargers

AC charging cables for electric cars, charging stations, and home charging points

The CHARX connect mode 3 charging cables are suitable for the AC charging of electric vehicles from all manufacturers. They achieve charging powers of up to 26 kW and are available with type 1 and type 2 connectors as well as GB/T connectors. In addition to cables for permanent installation on charging stations, we also provide electric car charging cables that can be stored in the vehicle. The charging connectors have already received multiple awards for their ergonomics, design, and look.

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Your advantages

  • Complete product range for type 1, type 2, and GB/T
  • Convenient handling thanks to ergonomic, triple award-winning design
  • On request with your logo – for consistent branding of your charging station
  • Longitudinal water tightness reliably prevents water permeation
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard and ISO 9001
  • Tested according to automotive standards LV124, LV214, and LV215-2

Our two product families in comparison Decide which family better suits your needs

CHARX connect eco
CHARX connect comfort
CHARX connect eco

CHARX connect comfort

Design and comfort
Triple-award winning design and ergonomics
Rubberized grip area for more comfortable handling
Protective cap on the infrastructure charging plug
Protective cap on the vehicle charging connector
Dimensions¹ 70 x 82 x 202 mm 70 x 137 x 216 mm
Variety and individuality
Available charging standards Type 2 Type 1, type 2, GB/T
Available charging cable colors Black Black, gray, yellow, red
Available charging plug colors Black Black, black-gray
Charging connectors with individual logo On request On request
Minimum order quantity (depending on the item) Approx. 500 1-100
Quality & safety
Developed and produced in accordance with IATF 16949
VDE-certified cable in accordance with DIN EN 50620
Silver-plated power and signal contacts
Longitudinal water tightness

¹ Example comparison of the dimensions of the type 2 vehicle charging connector, excluding charging cable.

CHARX connect eco AC charging cable being connected to a charging station

CHARX connect eco Compact and reduced to the essentials

Our CHARX connect eco AC charging cables feature extremely compact dimensions, a reduced use of materials, and a lighter weight. As a result, they not only conserve resources, but are also easy to handle and available at an attractive price. Nevertheless, they offer Phoenix Contact’s usual high standard of quality combined with a solid feel.

They are currently available with a type 2 charging connector and in the usual four performance classes from 3.7 to 22 kW - as a mobile charging cable that is kept in the electric car and with a free cable end for fixed connection to a charging station or home charger.

CHARX connect comfort Sophisticated in design and comfort

AC charging connector from Phoenix Contact is plugged into an electric car by hand
AC charging connector in outdoor use in the rain
Phoenix Contact employee accepts design award for AC charging cables
Charging connector with customer logo and charging cable as desired
Electric car charges at public charging station via a mobile mode 3 charging cable
Electric car is charged in the carport at an AC home charger with a permanently attached charging cable
AC charging connector from Phoenix Contact is plugged into an electric car by hand

The sophisticated design of CHARX connect comfort features a contemporary style and is also functionally well-developed. The ergonomic shape of the gripping zone ensures easy handling and a comfortable feel.

AC charging connector in outdoor use in the rain

The intelligent sealing concept of CHARX connect comfort prevents moisture from penetrating into the charging connector or the cable. High-quality materials ensure the necessary robustness. Therefore, there is nothing preventing constant outdoor use.

Phoenix Contact employee accepts design award for AC charging cables

CHARX connect comfort AC charging cables have already received three prestigious design awards: the German Design Award, the iF Design Award, and the Good Design Award. During product development, together with graduate designer Stephan Gahlow from Hamburg, the focus was on an ergonomic and attractive design, a modern and aesthetic use of form, and robust and high-quality materials. The charging cables clearly won over the international, independent expert juries with these product characteristics.

Charging connector with customer logo and charging cable as desired

For a consistent appearance of your brand, we also manufacture our AC charging connectors with your logo on request. You have the choice between imprinting your logo and having a UV- and weather-resistant plastic label. For the charging cable, you can choose between various lengths and cross-sections, metric or AWG cables, and spiraled or straight cables. If you cannot find your preferred combination within our range, then we can also manufacture a customer-specific product for you. We can also supply the cable end with a step cut, pre-assembled or compacted, upon request.

Electric car charges at public charging station via a mobile mode 3 charging cable

Most public charging stations are equipped with a charging socket instead of a permanently attached charging cable, as this is less susceptible to vandalism and requires less frequent maintenance. To connect and charge a vehicle here, our mobile mode 3 charging cables are the ideal solution. They feature both a vehicle charging connector and an infrastructure charging plug.

Electric car is charged in the carport at an AC home charger with a permanently attached charging cable

Our charging cables with a free cable end are ideal for mounting on AC wall boxes for private use, e.g. in a carport or garage. These charging cables only have a charging connector on the vehicle side. This makes handling much easier electric car drivers. They only have to plug the charging cable into the vehicle, unlike for home chargers with a charging socket, where they also have to connect the cable to the home charger.

CHARX connect comfort in detail Discover the technology and features of the charging cable

Interactive image map of AC vehicle charging connector and AC infrastructure charging plug
Silver-plated contacts
The silver-plated surfaces of the power and signal contacts ensure efficient power transmission, optimum corrosion protection, and a long service life.
Silver-plated contacts
Clever sealing concept
Our sophisticated sealing concept ensures continuous longitudinal water tightness, which prevents moisture from penetrating the charging connector or the cable.
Clever sealing concept
Rubber protective caps
The rubber caps protect the mating face and contacts from dirt and moisture. With the cap on, the charging connector achieves IP54 degree of protection.
Rubber protective caps
Ergonomic handle
The ergonomic shape of the gripping zone ensures easy handling. Components made of rubber ensure a comfortable look and feel.
Ergonomic handle
Cable in accordance with DIN EN 50620
The particularly robust, VDE-certified charging cable has been specially designed for use in e-mobility applications with regard to insulation thickness, material flexibility, and other properties.
Cable in accordance with DIN EN 50620
Your individual logo
For an alternative to the Phoenix Contact logo, we would also be happy to manufacture the charging connector with your logo on request: either imprinted or as a UV- and weather-resistant plastic label.
Your individual logo
Locking with a U-lock
Optionally, our type 1 and GB/T charging connectors can be locked with a U-lock on the actuation lever. This prevents the lever from being actuated once inserted.
Locking with a U-lock
3D product view
Experience now in 3D
Take a look at the type 1 charging connector of the CHARX connect comfort family in the greatest detail. The product can be viewed from any angle using free zoom and rotate functions.
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AC charging connector in 3D view
Example illustration: Charging mode 3 with case B (top) and case C (bottom)

Charging with alternating current in accordance with mode 3 When do I need which charging cable?

  • Mobile charging cables are used in charging case B (top in the figure). They are stored in the trunk of the vehicle, for example. The cable is equipped with a connecting element at both ends.
  • Mobile adapter charging cables are the ideal solution for charging case B, for example if a vehicle with an American type 1 charging inlet needs to be charged at a European type 2 charging station.
  • You need a charging cable with a free cable end for charging case C (bottom in figure). For this purpose, the charging cable is permanently connected to the charging station or home charger.
AC charging connector in front of an electric car

Are you a private end user? Find the most suitable charging cable via Google Shopping

Are you looking for a portable mode 3 charging cable from Phoenix Contact for your electric car? As a private individual, you unfortunately cannot order directly from us, but you can order from numerous online shops that sell our charging cables.