Vehicle Plug Types

For the difference between standard AC charging and rapid DC charging, refer to the "EV" language page for more information.

To find out which cable you need for your EV to charge on Australia’s several charging network, click here.

Standard AC Charging


Type 1

Alternate names: J1772, SAE J1772

In Australia, this is the plug standard used by Mitsubishi and some pre 2018 EVs.  It is the plug standard in North America and Japan. 


Type 2

Alternate names: IEC 62196, Mennekes

In Australia, this plug standard is currently used by all other EV manufacturers.  It is now the standard here in Australia. 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

Rapid DC EV Charger Plug


The name is an abbreviation for “CHArge de MOve”, equivalent 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 Type 1 Plug

CCS Type 1 Plug

 CCS Type 2 Plug

CCS Type 2 Plug

CCS Combo

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). These standards are used by Volkswagen, BMW, Ford and Hyundai internationally. 


Tesla Supercharger

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. 

Tesla Supercharger Station


Check out the Wallpod!

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. 

Learn more about the wallpod's capabilities in our hardware section.