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

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Type 1 AC charging cable for up to 80 A – with integrated temperature sensors
AC charging cables in accordance with the GB/T standard
AC charging cables with IC-CPD in accordance with the GB/T standard
Type 1 AC charging cable for up to 80 A
More safety due to integrated temperature sensors

With the new CHARX connect type 1 charging cables, you can achieve charging powers up to 20 kW for the first time on the North American single-phase grid. The UL-certified mode 3 charging cables are designed for charging currents up to 80 A – with a cable diameter of just 19.4 mm. The option of integrated temperature technology provides additional safety.

These are the main features

  • Safe against overheating due to external temperature measuring
  • Convenient handling due to the ergonomic, triple award-winning design
  • Available with your logo on request – for consistent branding of your charging station
  • Longitudinal water tightness reliably prevents water ingress
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard and ISO 9001
  • Tested in accordance with automotive standards LV124, LV214, and LV215-2

These are the advantages

  • Rated current: 80 A
  • Rated voltage: 250 V AC
  • Charging power: 20 kW
  • Conductor cross-section: AWG 6
  • Cable length: 25 ft (additional lengths on request)
  • Degree of protection: Type 3R (when plugged in)
  • Temperature sensors: PTC chain
  • Certifications: UL

AC charging cables in accordance with the GB/T standard
Proven quality in a compact design

The new CHARX connect mode 3 charging cables in accordance with the Chinese GB/T standard have been reduced to the essentials – the charging connector was given a very compact design. So you get solid quality and good ergonomics at an attractive price. The charging cables are available in the four common performance classes. Sold only through Phoenix Contact China.

These are the main features

  • Compact and lightweight plug design with comfortable, ergonomic handling
  • Available with your logo on request – for consistent branding of your charging station
  • Efficient power transmission and long-term stability thanks to silver-plated contact surfaces
  • Longitudinal water tightness reliably prevents water ingress
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard and ISO 9001

These are the advantages

  • Rated current: 16 A … 32 A
  • Rated voltage: 250 V AC … 440 V AC
  • Charging power: 4.0 kW … 24.4 kW
  • Conductor cross-section: 2.5 mm² … 6 mm²
  • Cable length: 3.5 m … 10 m (additional lengths on request)
  • Degree of protection: IP67
  • Certification: CQC

AC charging cables with IC-CPD in accordance with the GB/T standard
Flexible charging at the household socket

The new CHARX connect mobile mode 2 charging cable with integrated control and protection unit (IC-CPD) enables AC charging of electric vehicles with a GB/T charging inlet at household sockets with up to 2.8 kW. The protective cap on the charging connector protects the contacts from dirt and moisture when not in use. Sold only through Phoenix Contact China.

These are the main features

  • Locally flexible and safe charging at any household socket thanks to the integrated control system
  • Convenient handling due to the ergonomic, triple award-winning design
  • Efficient power transmission and long-term stability thanks to silver-plated contact surfaces
  • Longitudinal water tightness reliably prevents water ingress
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard and ISO 9001

These are the advantages

  • Rated current: 13 A
  • Rated voltage: 220 V AC
  • Charging power: 2.8 kW
  • Conductor cross-section: 2.5 mm²
  • Cable length: 5 m
  • Degree of protection: IP67
  • Certification: CQC

Presentation by our Product Manager

Presentation of the CHARX connect AC charging cables
Presentation of the CHARX connect AC charging cables MovingImage
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.

Designer charging cable for all mode 3 applications Discover our C-Line product family

Electric car is charged in the carport at an AC home charger with a permanently attached charging cable
Electric car charges at public charging station via a mobile mode 3 charging cable
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 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.

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.

AC charging connector from Phoenix Contact is plugged into an electric car by hand

The design of the charging connector 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 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

Our 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 experts on the independent juries with these outstanding 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.

The AC charging cable in detail High-quality technology meets appealing design

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 are also happy to manufacture the charging connectors with your logo upon 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 all details in 3D
View the type 1 AC charging connector in the greatest level of 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

Overview of AC charging cables

Our portfolio at a glance:

Type 1 ¹

Type 2 ¹

GB/T ¹

Application
Regions North America, South Korea, Japan Europe, Australia, Greenland, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South America, and others China
Certifications VDE, CB, UL, PSE VDE, CB CQC
Technology and features
Charging power 5 kW … 12 kW 5 kW … 26.6 kW 4.4 kW … 24.4 kW
Number of phases Single-phase Single-phase, 3-phase Single-phase, 3-phase
Optional locking option with U-lock
Available versions
With free cable end
With infrastructure charging plug type 1 ²
With infrastructure charging plug type 2
With GB/T infrastructure charging plug
Compatible accessories
Charging connector holder
Cable glands
Directly to product (example) Directly to product (example) Directly to product (example)

¹ Specification refers to the vehicle charging connector (left in the figure).
² The type 1 standard does not provide for an infrastructure charging plug (charging case B), only for a permanently attached charging cable with a free cable end (charging case C).

Charging cables for your electric car
Are you a private end user?
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.
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Electric car driver connects mobile AC charging cable
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