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Charging inlets for electric vehicles

Short charging times for your electric vehicles

With our CHARX connect universal CCS charging inlets for universal use, we offer a High Power Charging interface with charging powers above 500 kW that significantly reduces charging times for electric vehicles and mobile machinery. In addition to AC charging inlets and GB/T charging inlets, we have a comprehensive portfolio for all regions and applications.

Your advantages Discover the features and performance characteristics of the vehicle charging inlets

Electric car charging inlet with open charging flap, protected against moisture and dirt
Road construction vehicle being charged at a High Power Charging station
CHARX connect vehicle charging inlets
Various types of electric vehicles
Mounting a vehicle charging inlet
Electric car charging inlet with open charging flap, protected against moisture and dirt

With their optimized and clever sealing system, our vehicle charging inlets have been successfully tested in accordance with ISO 20653.

Comprehensive IP6K7 and IP6K5 degree of protection
The entire charging inlet features comprehensive IP6K7 and IP6K5 degree of protection. It is therefore protected from all sides against the ingress of dust, water up to a depth of one meter, splash water, and contact. This applies both to the part installed inside the vehicle and to the front area outside, even when the charging flap is open.

IP6K6K and IP6K9K in the front area
In addition, the front area is protected against high-pressure or steam jet cleaning and the ingress of dust in accordance with IP6K6K and IP6K9K degree of protection, both with the protective caps in place and when open.

During the charging process
When the charging connector is plugged in, the degree of protection of the front area of the vehicle charging inlet corresponds to that of the plugged in and locked charging connector, which is specified as IP44 in the standard. In this case, the front area is protected against splash water on all sides, solid foreign objects with a diameter ≥1.0 mm, and against access with a wire.

Road construction vehicle being charged at a High Power Charging station

Our CHARX connect universal CCS charging inlets enable the vehicle-side use of High Power Charging (HPC) technology for the fast charging of all types of electric vehicles.

With conductor cross-sections of up to 120 mm², you can charge electric vehicles permanently with 375 A using our CCS charging inlets. Depending on other conditions such as the ambient temperature, the routing of the cables in the vehicle, or the application-specific charging profile, you can even charge your electric vehicle with higher charging powers of over 500 kW (>500 A/1,000 V) for short periods in Boost Mode.

CHARX connect vehicle charging inlets

PTC chain at the AC contacts (charging with up to 80 A)
The PTC sensor technology in the AC area consists of a chain of resistors, each of which is located at a contact. By detecting the respective resistance values, safe shutdown is enabled if the limit temperature is exceeded.

Pt 1000 sensors at the DC contacts (charging with up to 500 A)
In the DC area, charging is performed with higher currents, therefore precise temperature measurement is required. A Pt 1000 sensor is located at both DC contacts, enabling the temperature to be measured very precisely. Based on the evaluated measurement data, the requested DC charging current can be controlled dynamically by the vehicle. Immediate shutdown is initiated when a limit temperature of 90°C is exceeded at the contact.

The precise temperature sensor technology of our vehicle charging inlets ensures a high level of safety during the charging process. The optimized connection technology between the DC contacts and high-voltage cables also minimizes heating of the system.

Various types of electric vehicles

The relevant external dimensions and screw-connection geometries of the CHARX connect universal CCS charging inlets and AC charging inlets are identical to each other. This enables you to plan the same installation space for each electric vehicle regardless of the target market – from ships to motorbikes.

Mounting a vehicle charging inlet

As a reliable partner, we meet the high quality requirements of our customers in the automotive industry. We are now channeling this expertise into all other types of electric vehicles. Whether for buses, road sweepers, bulldozers, mining vehicles, transport vehicles, or sporty snowmobiles.

Our CHARX connect universal vehicle charging inlets comply with the relevant standards:

  • IEC 62196
  • SAE J1772
  • GB/T 20234

Phoenix Contact E-Mobility is certified in accordance with IATF 16949.

Our CHARX connect universal charging inlets have a proven long service life of over 10,000 insertion cycles.

The carefully considered use of materials results in a highly robust product. CHARX connect universal charging inlets are therefore also suitable for applications in very demanding environmental conditions, such as in snowscapes, at sea, in dusty and muddy environments, or areas with high outside temperatures. This makes our charging interfaces particularly suitable for off-road vehicles, ships, and mobile machinery.

References Examples of customers who successfully use our CCS charging inlets

Audi e-vehicle with logo
The German manufacturer is a technological pioneer and one of the most successful brands in Europe in the all-electric premium cars segment. We supply Audi and other brands of the VW Group with customer-specific charging inlets.
Normet SmartDrive mining vehicle with logo
Normet, a global technology company headquartered in Finland, manufactures innovative battery-powered electric vehicles for tunnel construction, underground mining, and open pit mining – all equipped with our CCS charging inlets for ultra-fast charging.
Designwerk truck with logo
The Swiss company Designwerk Technologies AG specializes in the production of custom electric trucks. The heavy-duty trucks with up to 680 hp have batteries that are rated up to 1,000 kWh. Our CCS charging inlets are used for fast charging them.
Ebusco electric bus on a bridge with logo
The Dutch manufacturer Ebusco produces electric buses. In passenger transport as well, the market demands high ranges and the ability to recharge quickly on the move. This is why Ebusco relies on our vehicle charging inlets, which can be used to charge short-term at up to 500 kW.
Electric excavator with CCS vehicle charging inlet from Phoenix Contact
Swiss company SUNCAR specializes in the electrification of construction machinery and utility vehicles and also manufactures its own electric excavators. Together with German construction machinery manufacturer KTEG, SUNCAR has electrified the KTEG ZE135 e-excavator, among other vehicles. Our HPC-capable CCS charging inlet is used as the charging interface.
BMW electric vehicles with logo
The BMW Group is one of the leading providers of premium e-mobility. Since 2017, we have been equipping the fully electric models of the BMW and MINI brands with our vehicle charging inlets to facilitate fast and convenient charging. (Image: © BMW Group)
E-vehicle from Flux Mobility with CCS charging interface
The Swiss company Flux Mobility develops high-quality light utility vehicles with innovative, emission-free drive technologies and electrifies special vehicles. In doing so, they used our CCS charging inlets as well as a flexible platform concept that enables the immediate replacement of diesel vehicles.
Energica electric motorcycle on the street with logo
Energica is the first Italian manufacturer of powerful and sporty electric motorcycles to install the universal CCS charging inlets in all its models. They enable the fast and safe charging of the motorcycles and support the company in its mission to achieve zero-emission mobility.
Stard electric racing car on a race track with logo
The research and development company STARD is part of the Austrian Stohl Group and specializes in the electrification of motorsports racing cars. Our jet water-proof and dirt-proof CCS charging inlets are used for the ultra-fast charging of the e-rally vehicles.
EVUM Motors aCar – construction vehicle with logo
The Bavarian company EVUM Motors GmbH offers the aCar, a battery-electric van for the municipal sector, agriculture and forestry. The stable, robust utility vehicle is equipped with our CCS charging inlets, which are ideally suited to the demanding fields of application due to their high IP protection class.

Technical features of the CCS charging inlets

Electric excavator with type 2 CCS charging inlet

CCS charging inlets optimized for off-road use Universal use in any type of electric vehicle

Electrification is advancing rapidly in every vehicle sector – from cars and construction machinery to ships. Short charging times and a high level of safety are the prerequisites for making the switch to e-mobility and these are not only required in tightly scheduled logistics.
Our vehicle charging inlets meet both requirements: ultra-fast charging with over 500 kW while complying with stringent safety and quality standards.
They can be used universally and are already being used successfully in vehicles from the following sectors:

EVUM Motors aCar with Phoenix Contact type 2 CCS vehicle charging inlet
  • Passenger and goods transport: buses, trucks, semitrailers, delivery vans
  • Forestry and agriculture: tractors, yard loaders, mobile machinery, transporters
  • Construction and mining: excavators, wheeled loaders, dump trucks, underground LHDs
  • Marine: ferries and motorboats
  • Snow vehicles: snowmobiles, snowplows, tracked vehicles
  • Freight logistics: logistics vehicles at airports, ports, and in industry
  • Cities and municipalities: municipal, cleaning, disposal, and emergency vehicles
  • Private vehicles: cars, motorcycles, and motorhomes
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CAD and technical data of the vehicle charging inlets

CCS type 1 vehicle charging inlet
CCS type 2 vehicle charging inlet
GB/T DC charging inlets
Type 1 AC charging inlet
Type 2 AC charging inlets
CCS type 1 vehicle charging inlet

Type 1 CCS vehicle charging inlets are used in electric vehicles and mobile machinery in North America and South Korea. They have the same installation dimensions as type 2 CCS charging inlets. The standard cable length is 2 m. Other cable lengths are available on request.

Actuator

  • Supply voltage of the locking actuator: 12 V

Temperature sensor technology

  • Pt 1000 sensors at the DC contacts
  • PTC chain in the AC area

DC performance classes

  • DC conductor cross-sections: 35 mm², 70 mm², 95 mm², 120 mm²
  • Charging current: 125 A, 200 A, 250 A, 375 A
  • Maximum charging current: 250 A, 500 A, and over 500 A
  • Maximum charging power in Boost Mode*:
    • 250 kW (250 A/1,000 V) with DC conductor cross-section of 35 mm²
    • 500 kW (500 A/1,000 V) with DC conductor cross-sections of 70 mm² and 95 mm²
    • over 500 kW (>500 A/1,000 V) with DC conductor cross-section of 120 mm²

AC performance classes

  • AC conductor cross-sections: 6 mm² or 16 mm²
  • Number of phases: 1
  • Charging current: 48 A or 80 A
  • Charging power: 12 kW (48 A/250 V) or 20 kW (80 A/250 V)

** Boost Mode indicates the maximum charging power that can be achieved for a short period of time during the charging process. The possible time span depends on the environmental conditions and the type of installation in the vehicle. For details, please refer to the technical data sheets, which you can download here or find on our product pages.*

Further information, all technical details, as well as CAD and data sheets in various languages can be downloaded from our product pages in the e-shop.

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CCS type 2 vehicle charging inlet

Type 2 CCS vehicle charging inlets are used in electric vehicles and mobile machinery in Europe, Australia, Greenland, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South America, and other countries. They have the same installation dimensions as type 1 CCS charging inlets. The standard cable length is 2 m. Other cable lengths are available on request.

Actuator

  • Supply voltage of the locking actuator: 12 V or 24 V

Temperature sensor technology

  • Pt 1000 sensors at the DC contacts
  • PTC chain in the AC area

DC performance classes

  • DC conductor cross-sections: 35 mm², 70 mm², 95 mm², 120 mm²
  • Charging current: 125 A, 200 A, 250 A, 375 A
  • Maximum charging current: 250 A, 500 A, and over 500 A
  • Maximum charging power in Boost Mode*:
    • 250 kW (250 A/1,000 V) with DC conductor cross-section of 35 mm²
    • 500 kW (500 A/1,000 V) with DC conductor cross-sections of 70 and 95 mm²
    • over 500 kW (>500 A/1,000 V) with DC conductor cross-section of 120 mm²

AC performance classes

  • AC conductor cross-section: 6 mm²
  • Number of phases: 1 or 3
  • Charging current: 32 A
  • Charging power: 1-phase 8 kW (32 A/250 V) or 3-phase 26 kW (32 A/480 V)

** Boost Mode indicates the maximum charging power that can be achieved for a short period of time during the charging process. The possible time span depends on the environmental conditions and the type of installation in the vehicle. For details, please refer to the technical data sheets, which you can download here or find on our product pages.*

Further information, all technical details, as well as CAD and data sheets in various languages can be downloaded from our product pages in the e-shop.

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GB/T DC charging inlets

GB/T DC vehicle charging inlets are used in electric vehicles and mobile machinery in China. The standard cable length is 2 m. Other cable lengths are available on request.

Temperature sensor technology

  • Pt 1000 sensors at the DC contacts
  • PTC chain for the AC charging inlets

Actuator

  • Supply voltage of the locking actuator: 12 V

DC performance classes

  • DC conductor cross-sections: 35 mm² and 70 mm²
  • Charging current: 125 A and 250 A
  • Charging power: 125 kW (125 A/1,000 V) and 250 kW (250 A/1,000 V)

AC performance classes

  • AC conductor cross-section: 6 mm²
  • Phases: 1 or 3
  • Charging current: 32 A
  • Charging power: 8 kW (32 A/230 V) and 23 kW (32 A/415 V)

Further information, all technical details, as well as CAD and data sheets in various languages can be downloaded from our product pages in the e-shop.

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Type 1 AC charging inlet

Our type 1 AC charging inlets are used in electric vehicles and mobile machinery in North America, Japan, and South Korea. They have the same external dimensions and screw-connection geometries as the type 2 AC charging inlets. The standard cable length is 2 m. Other cable lengths are available on request.

Actuator

  • Supply voltage of the locking actuator: 12 V

Temperature sensor technology

  • PTC chain

AC performance classes

  • AC conductor cross-sections: 6 mm² or 16 mm²
  • Number of phases: 1
  • Charging current: 48 A or 80 A
  • Charging power: 12 kW (48 A/250 V) or 20 kW (80 A/250 V)

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Type 2 AC charging inlets

Our type 2 AC charging inlets are used in electric vehicles and mobile machinery in Europe, Australia, Greenland, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South America, and other countries. They have the same external dimensions and screw-connection geometries as the type 1 AC charging inlets. The standard cable length is 2 m. Other cable lengths are available on request.

Actuator

  • Supply voltage of the locking actuator: 12 V or 24 V

Temperature sensor technology

  • PTC chain

AC performance classes

  • AC conductor cross-section: 6 mm²
  • Number of phases: 1 or 3
  • Charging current: 32 A
  • Charging power: 1-phase 8 kW (32 A/250 V) or 26 kW (32 A/480 V)

Further information, all technical details, as well as CAD and data sheets in various languages can be downloaded from our product pages in the e-shop.

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Customer-specific solutions

Customized vehicle charging inlets for OEMs

Customized charging inlets for your series vehicles

We have already developed custom vehicle charging inlets for many leading OEM automobile manufacturers that satisfy the stringent requirements of the automotive industry in accordance with IATF 16949.
We will integrate or develop features in line with the demands of your series vehicles, such as:

  • Customized integration of the charging inlet in the vehicle installation space
  • LED indicators and lighting
  • Extra operating elements
  • Charging connector and charging flap interlock
  • Integration of intelligent cooling concepts including high-precision temperature measurement to match the vehicle charging curve

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Mobile charging cables for the trunk

Mode 3 charging cable to equip your vehicles

Offer your customers an AC charging cable that matches the vehicle as part of the vehicle equipment or your range of accessories. Choose between the designer charging cables CHARX connect comfort and the inexpensive CHARX connect eco version. A high-quality transport bag is available for transporting and safely stowing the charging cable in the trunk. On request, the charging cable and bag can be customized with your logo – to match the vehicle branding.

Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH headquarters in Schieder-Schwalenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Phoenix Contact E-Mobility Your powerful and reliable partner

We have been the specialist for e-mobility charging technology within the Phoenix Contact Group since our founding in 2013. With more than 1,000 employees worldwide and 25 production lines over an area of 31,200 m², we offer more than 600 products for the development of a networked charging infrastructure and for the electrification of all types of vehicles. To do this, as an IATF-certified company, we meet the high requirements of the automotive industry.

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