Advantages of purchasing a type 2 to 3 pin charging cable
The main advantage is the type 2 to 3 pin charging cable is 100% portable, meaning it can be taken with you wherever you go. One of the main worries with EV owners is the possibility of running out of charge, if you carry a portable type 2 charger you won’t need an EV charging station to charge your electric vehicle. You will be able to plug your can into any domestic UK socket.
How fast will a type 2 to 3 pin charging cable charge my car
As a domestic socket is usually fitted with a 13amp fuse the max output is only 2.3kw. Meaning using a type 2 to 3 pin charging cable could take longer to charge your electric car. This is not an issue with the cable but just the maxium output of a UK socket.
Is this a type 2 to 3 pin charging cable portable?
Yes, a type 2 to 3 pin charging cable is 100% portable. If you choose a 10m option, you will be able to charge your car anywhere in the UK where have access to a 3 pin domestic socket. This could be a friends garage, workplace or on a campsite. If you have a type 2 connector car we always advise carrying a type 2 portable charging cable.
Type 2 to 3 Pin Charging Cable vs Installing a Type 2 EV Charging Station
When you purchase an electric vehicle that requires a type 2 connector you have choice, you can either install an EV charging station which could cost you £1000s of pounds or you could purchase a type 2 to 3 pin charging cable. This will enable you to charge your vehicle without having any expensive electrical work carried out. As long as you can park your car within a couple of meters of a domestic UK plug you are good to go.
Can I leave a 3 Pin Charging Cable outside?
Yes, a 3 Pin Charging Cable is IP55 rated so it can be left outside as it is fully waterproof. You can plug it into your outside socket and run it across the driveway without any worries about the portable charging cable not working. The IP55 rating means that the cable is Protected from limited dust ingress and can withstand being jet sprayed. It is advised to make sure the portable cable is not submersed into water (puddle), so try and place the unit on slightly higher ground.