Vehicle Plug Types
For the difference between standard AC charging and rapid DC charging, refer to the "EV" language page for more information.
Standard AC Charging
Alternate names: J1772, SAE J1772
In Australia, this is the plug standard used by BMW, Nissan, Porsche, Mercedes, Volvo and Mitsubishi. It is the plug standard in North America and Japan.
Alternate names: IEC 62196, Mennekes
In Australia, this plug standard is currently used by Tesla and Renault. It is capable of 3-Phase charging allowing it to charge vehicles much faster if 3-Phase power is avaliable. It is the plug standard for all of Europe.
Rapid DC Charging
The name is an abreviation for “CHArge de MOve”, equivilent to “move using charge”. The plug standard can be seen to the right. It is used internationally by the Japanese brands Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota.
CCS is short for combined charging system and is based around the type 1 and type 2 standards. There are two variants depending on these type 1 and 2 plugs (see examples below). These standards are used by Volkswagen, BMW, Ford and Hyundai internationally.
The Tesla Superchargers in fact do not require a different plug standard. Instead they use 2 of the pins on the standard Tesla type 2 plug for DC current. However the Superchargers only work with Tesla cars and do not charge any car with a type 2 plug.
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The Wallpod can be purchased with any plug standard, and now that you've done your research, you'll know what plug type to order for your car. These charging stations are the perfect solution for charging at home.
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