Type 1 Electric Vehicle Charging Cable, coming with a standard J1772 connector, is applicable for vehicles with a type 1 inlet and type 1 EV charging station’s outlet. A typical electric vehicle includes a type 1 120V 15A charging cable that gives an average of five to seven kilometers for an hour of charging. Type 1 charging cable is used for many popular American, Japanese and European EVs including the Toyota Prius Plug-in, Nissan LEAF, Ford Focus EV, and various other best sellers. Typically, it has a power rating of 7.4kW and a rated voltage of 250V. [read more=”Read-more” less=”Read-less”]
However, the problem arises when a good majority of public EV charging stations (especially those in Europe) offer a type 2 connection while electric vehicles support a type 1 charging inlet. The remedy for this incompatibility is a Type 1 – Type 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Cable [also known as SAE J1772 (Type 1) to Mennekes / IEC 62196 (Type 2) Cable] — enabling an EV with a type 1 male-inlet of an electric vehicle to charge from a type 2 charging point female-outlet. This type 1 and type 2 charging cable usually comes in 16 and 32 amp with 3, 5 and 10 meters of lengths.
However, efforts are being done to improve the added level of safety in Type 1 to Type 2 Charging Cables so that they are able to support higher levels of current ratings in the future. Initially coming in a variety of colors, an EV Charging Cable Type 1 to Type 2 now usually comes in black as it is preferred by the customers for its good resistance against dirt marks. Furthermore, it is advised that you use a good quality type 1 and type 2 EV cable with a higher power efficiency to attain optimum results.