AC charging cables

AC charging cables

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Select your AC Vehicle Connector or Infrastructure Plug from our comprehensive product range.

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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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AC charging in private and commercial applications plays an important role in establishing electromobility. Phoenix Contact has a comprehensive range of VDE and UL-certified AC charging cables that comply with international charging standards.

Your advantages

  • Comprehensive product range for Type 1, Type 2 and GB/T
  • Consistent design of all Vehicle Connectors and Infrastructure Plugs
  • Silver-plated surface of the power and signal contacts
  • Consistent longitudinal watertightness prevents water ingress in the cable
  • Convenient handling, thanks to the ergonomic handle and rubber grip components
  • Developed and produced according to IATF 16949 and ISO 9001, as well as tested in accordance with the 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)

For conventional charging with alternating current, you will find a wide range of standardized charging systems for worldwide use in our product range. AC charging cables in accordance with charging mode 3 are differentiated as follows:

  • Charging case B: Mobile AC charging cable with Vehicle Connector and Infrastructure Plug, e.g. for carrying in the trunk of the electric vehicle
  • Charging case C: AC charging cable with Vehicle Connector and open cable end for fixed installation at charging stations or wall boxes

 

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 by means of a lever mechanism which interrupts the power when actuated. An optional Vehicle Connector with U-lock device is also available to prevent unauthorized removal during charging. Phoenix Contact also offers what is known as an adapter charging cable which acts as an adapter between a Type 1 Vehicle Connector and a Type 2 Infrastructure Plug. These are used to connect a Type 1 Vehicle Inlet to the European infrastructure.

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

AC charging cable for Europe

Type 2 AC charging cable with Vehicle Connector and Infrastructure Plug for the European market  

Type 2 AC charging cable

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 cable for China

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

GB/T AC charging cable

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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