Type 2 IEC Mode 3 AC EV Charging Cables

Volex Type 2 IEC Mode 3 AC charging cables for electric vehicles (EV) are designed for mobile charging applications – either residential or public charging. These cable assemblies are available in charging currents of 16A and 32A single and three phase AC. These charging cables meet the IEC 62196 specifications relevant to the European EV market segment.

Volex’ Type 2 IEC Mode 3 AC charging cables include a vehicle charging connector and infrastructure charging plug and are compatible with type 2 vehicle charging inlets and type 2 infrastructure charging sockets at charging stations for electromobility. They have a unibody, seamless coupler design with no external fasteners to prevent user tampering. The single piece body design provides user with enhanced sealing to ensure safe electrical performance and better mechanical strength, high durability and IP67 ingress protection.

These EV charging cables are capable of high mating cycle requirements, with testing completed to 10,000 mating cycles. Additionally, these cables meet IEC 62196-2 / EN 50620 cable requirements and are RoHS compliant. Standard cable lengths are 5m, 7.5m and 10m, with customised length options available.

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Type 2 IEC Mode 3 AC EV Charging Cables Technical Information

Product Definition
Charging Standard Type 2
Standards / Regulations IEC 62196-1,-2
Approval TUV
Dimensions Charging Connector
Width 70.6 mm
Height 63.3 mm
Depth 202 mm
Cable Length On Request
Dimensions EVSE plug
Width 56.6 mm
Height 49.6 mm
Depth 200 mm
Cable length On Request
Ambient Conditions
Ambient Temperature (Operation) -30°C to +50°C
Ambient Temperature (Storage/Transport) -40°C to +80°C
Max. Altitude 2,500m (above sea level)
Degree of Protection (Unmated) IP67
Degree of Protection (Mated) IP44
Degree of Protection (Protective Cap) IP54
Electrical Properties
Number of Phases 1 Phase 3 Phases
Rated Voltage for Power Contacts 250V AC 480V AC
Rated Current for Power Contacts 16A 32A 16A 32A
Maximum Charging Power 4 kW 8 kW 11 kW 22 kW
Number of Power Contacts 3 (L1, N, PE) 5 (L1, L2, L3, N, PE)
Rated Voltage for Signal Contacts 30 V AC
Rated Current for Signal Contacts  2 A
Number of Signal Contacts 2 (CP, PP)
Note on the Connection Method Crimp Termination (cannot be disconnected)
Resistor Coding (between PE and CS) 220 Ω (32A)    /   680 Ω (16A)
Mechanical Properties
Mating Cycles > 10,000
Insertion Force < 100 N
Withdrawal < 100 N
Housing / Handle Area Colour Black / On Request
Mating Face / Locking Lever Colour Black
Protective Cap Colour Black
Housing with Customer Logo On Request
Material Housing / Handle Area Plastic
Material Mating Face Plastic
Material Protective Cap Soft Plastic
Flammability Rating UL94-V0
Material Contacts Cu-Alloy
Plating Silver Plating
Cable Structure 1 Phase 3 Phases
16A 32A 16A 32A
3×2.5 mm² + 1×0.5 mm² 3×6 mm² +
1×0.5 mm²
5×2.5 mm² +
1×0.5 mm²
5×6 mm² +
1×0.5 mm²
Cable Diameter 10.2 mm 12.8 mm 13.5 mm 15.9 mm
Cable Resistance at 20°C (6.0 mm²) ≤ 3.30 Ω/km
Cable Resistance at 20°C (2.5 mm²) ≤ 7.98 Ω/km
Cable Resistance at 20°C (0.5 mm²) ≤ 39 Ω/km
Cable Standard EN50620
Type of Conductor Straight (or more type on request)
Outer Sheath Material TPU Compound
Outer Sheath Colour On Request
Environmental Product Compliance
REACH SVHC Compliant
China RoHS Compliant
EU RoHS Compliant

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