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

AC charging cables

Several awards

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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    You can find the right AC charging cable with vehicle connector and infrastructure plug for every global standard in the product lineup from Phoenix Contact.

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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 charging connector and infrastructure charging 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 connection 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 charging 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)

Double-award winner for design and ergonomics

German Design Award and iF Design Award labels  

The AC charging cables are winners of the German Design Award and the iF Design Award

The AC charging cables have already been awarded two renowned design prizes: after first winning the German Design Award 2019, they then went on to win the iF Design Award 2019.

During the development of the new range of AC charging cables in collaboration with professional designer Stephan Gahlow from Hamburg, a conscious effort was made to focus on achieving an ergonomic and attractive design, a modern style with a two-colored appealing appearance, along with using robust and top-quality materials. The AC charging cables clearly convinced both of the independent, international jury panels with these outstanding product characteristics.

Additional locking option

Locking with a padlock  

Locking an AC charging 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.

Charging connectors with your logo

Charging connector with customer logo  

Charging connector with customer logo

We can also integrate your company logo into our AC charging 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 charging 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 also supply the cable end with a step cut, pre-assembled, or compacted upon request.


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