AC charging cables

AC charging cables

Honored several times

Our AC charging cables are ergonomic, robust, and of high quality – that is why they are winner of the German Design Award and the iF Design Award.

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    AC charging cables

    You will find the right AC charging cable with Vehicle Connector and Infrastructure Plug for every global standard in the Phoenix Contact product range.

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Conventional charging with alternating current (AC) in private and commercial applications is also playing an important role in establishing electromobility. For this charging mode, we provide a complete range of VDE, UL, and PSE-certified AC charging cables – standard-compliant and for all country-specific standards.

Your advantages

  • Comprehensive product range for type 1, type 2, and GB/T
  • Convenient handling, thanks to ergonomic design – honored several times
  • Upon request, we can also include your company logo to ensure consistent branding of your charging station or wall box
  • Efficient power transmission and long-term stability, thanks to silver-plated contact surfaces
  • Longitudinal water tightness reliably prevents water from permeating the cable
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive standard and ISO 9001
  • Tested in accordance with selected tests of automotive standards LV124, LV214, and LV215-2

Charging with alternating current in accordance with mode 3

Charging mode 3 with case B (top) and case C (bottom)  

Charging mode 3 with case B (top) and case C (bottom)

We will provide the right charging cable for conventional AC charging in accordance with mode 3, suitable for the intended application:

  • Mobile charging cables are used in charging case B. They are, for example, carried in the trunk of the vehicle. 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 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. In this case, the charging cable is permanently connected to the charging station.


AC charging cables for North America and Japan

Type 1 AC charging cable for the North American and Japanese market  

Type 1 AC charging cable

Type 1 AC charging cables in accordance with SAE J1772/IEC 62196-2 are primarily used in the USA and Japan. Locking is performed using a lever locking mechanism which interrupts the power when actuated.

  • 20 A/250 V AC (metric, AWG)
  • 32 A/250 V AC (metric, AWG)
  • 30 A / 250 V AC (PSE)

AC charging cables for Europe

Type 2 AC charging cables with vehicle connector and infrastructure plug for the European market  

Type 2 AC charging cables

Type 2 AC charging cables in accordance with IEC 62196-2 support single and three-phase charging in Europe. An electromechanical actuator locking mechanism safeguards the charging process. In early 2013, the European Commission specified the use of the Type 2 charging system in accordance with IEC 62196-2 as a uniform standard throughout Europe.

  • 20 A/250 V AC (metric)
  • 20 A/480 V AC (metric)
  • 32 A/250 V AC (metric)
  • 32 A/480 V AC (metric)

AC charging cables for China

Charging cables in accordance with GB/T standard for the Chinese market  

GB/T AC charging cables

The standard GB/T 20234.2 describes single and three-phase charging in China. A special lever system provides the latching mechanism between the vehicle inlet and vehicle connector.

  • 20 A/220 V AC (metric)
  • 20 A/440 V AC (metric)
  • 32 A/220 V AC (metric)
  • 32 A/440 V AC (metric)

Winner of the German Design Award

Our AC charging cables are winners of the German Design Award 2019  

Type 2 AC charging cable and label of the German Design Award 2019 in the “Special Mention” category

Our type 2 AC charging cables received the German Design Award 2019 in the “Special Mention” category. The charging cable that was nominated proved convincing to the German Design Award jury:

“The ergonomic design ensures the grip has a comfortable feel, which facilitates handling. A functionally well thought-out design that is also esthetically impressive in its modern contouring and two-color optics.”This was the feedback from the jury, which was comprised of design experts from the fields of business, academia, and science, as well as the design industry.

Additional locking option

Locking with a padlock  

Locking an AC vehicle connector with a padlock

As an option, our type 1 and GB/T AC charging cables can be locked with a padlock. The maximum shackle diameter is 4 mm. This prevents the locking lever from being actuated once inserted.

Vehicle connectors with your logo

Vehicle connectors with customer logo  

Vehicle connectors with customer logo

We can also integrate your company logo into our AC vehicle connectors upon request. Your charging station or wall box will then be an integral part of your uniform branding concept and outward appearance.

We can either emboss your logo into the soft components of the vehicle connector or, if you wish, we can print UV and weather-resistant adhesive labels in black and white or in color.

Tailored charging cables

Various types of charging cables  

Various types of charging cables

Choose between various lengths and cross sections, metric or AWG cables, and spiraled or straight cables from our broad product range.

If you are unable to find your preferred combination within our range, we can also design and manufacture customer-specific items. We can supply the cable end with a step cut, preassembled, or compacted upon request too.


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