Select your AC Vehicle Connector or Infrastructure Plug from a comprehensive product range from Phoenix Contact.
Here you will find the right charging cables with Vehicle Connectors and Infrastructure Plugs for all worldwide standardized AC charging interfaces. The range includes Mode 3 and Mode 2 charging cables with integrated control unit (IC-CPD).
The IC-CPD (In Cable Control and Protection Device) according to charging mode 2 enables electric vehicles to be safely charged at a conventional household socket and en route. The IC-CPD is therefore ideally suited to flexible vehicle charging.
For conventional charging with alternating current, you will find a wide choice of standardized charging systems for worldwide use in our product range.
AC charging cables according to charging mode 3 are available in two versions:
The Type 1 AC charging system is based on the SAE J1772 and IEC 62196 standard. It is primarily used in the USA and Japan. The charging cable with Vehicle Connector has two CS and CP signal contacts which ensure that the charging process is controlled safely. The lock is implemented using a lever system. The Type 1 charging system does not feature an Infrastructure Plug.
Phoenix Contact also offers a so-called “Adapter charging cable” with Type 1 Vehicle Connector on a Type 2 Infrastructure Plug. These are used to connect a Type 1 Vehicle-Inlet to the European infrastructure.
In early 2013, the European Commission specified the use of the Type 2 charging system according to IEC 62196-2 as a uniform standard throughout Europe. The Type 2 AC charging system supports single- and three-phase charging, thanks to its geometry. A safe charging process is controlled via the PP and CP contacts. The charging cables with Vehicle Connector and Infrastructure Plug are protected during the charging process by an electromechanical actuator lock.