If you own an electric vehicle, you will need charging cables. They let you connect your electric vehicle to a charging station. While some public charging stations provide cables, most will require you to bring your own. Choosing the right cable might be difficult, but a few crucial factors must be considered to ensure you get the best one for your application.
RS has a wide range of high-quality EV Charging cables from well-known manufacturers such as ABB, Harting, Amphenol Industrial, Phoenix Contact, and RS PRO. Our EV cables are available in various current and voltage ratings, cable lengths, and connection combinations. In both single-phase and three-phase configurations.
The EV charging cable is vital to your EV's charging system. The EV charging cable allows you to connect your EV charger to the power source and easily charge your vehicle.
The length, gauge, and type of wire used in an EV charging cable can affect how quickly your vehicle charges and how much energy is wasted during the process.
To determine what kind of charging cable you need for your specific vehicle, check the owner's manual or call a professional at RS Components for advice on what options are available for your make and model.
A charging mode is a method through which you charge your electric car. There are four modes to choose from: Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, and Mode 4.
The simplest charging mode is Mode 1. It allows the car to be immediately linked to a conventional three-pin socket. Mode 1 is often reserved for vehicles with extremely low power demands, such as scooters or mopeds
Mode 2 Charging is similar to mode 1. Mode 2 still permits direct connection to a regular 3-pin socket, but it now has an integrated protective device that monitors temperature and power use.
Unlike Mode 1 and Mode 2, Mode 3 does not utilize a cable with a 3-pin connector. This charging technique employs a fixed wall box holding the protection device and a specific socket or permanently attached cable.
Mode 4 operates on direct current (DC) rather than alternating current (AC). Mode 4 is a permanent charging point with its integrated circuit and control circuitry. The charging station converts AC electricity to DC current, transferring the power straight to the battery. The wire is constantly attached or 'tethered' to the charger because of the high current and voltages.