EV Charging AC Socket Outlet, Electric Vehicle Charger Outlet

Volex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of EV charging solutions. Volex offers AC socket outlets for use with electric vehicle charging stations or home charging.

These are also called:

  • EV Outlets
  • EV Charger Outlets
  • EV Receptacles
  • EV Charger Receptacles
  • Electric Car Charger Outlet
  • Electric Car Charging Receptacle
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Socket Outlets
  • EV Charging Mode 3 Socket Outlets
  • Type 2 Charging Outlets
EV Charging AC Socket Outlet

What are EV Charging AC Socket Outlets?

Electric vehicle AC charger receptacles have a protective cover for charging with alternating current (AC) and are compatible with Type 2 infrastructure plugs. They can also be used for installation at charging stations for E-Mobility (EVSE).

Applications / Markets for EV Charging AC Socket Outlets

Volex Type 2 socket outlets are designed for mode 3 residential and public AC charging applications in Europe with maximal 32A current output, single phase or three phase.

These electric vehicle charging outlets are designed upon the IEC 62196-1/2 specifications relevant to the European EV market segment.

Learn more about Volex and E.V. READY.

Why Choose Volex for EV Charging Outlets?

Volex is a global manufacturer and supplier of EV charging AC socket outlets/receptacles and electric vehicle infrastructure solutions with extensive power products expertise for automotive. With early design engagement and involvement, Volex contributes to solving complex engineering problems for their customers. Volex understands its markets, utilizes quality standards, and excels at product development and OEM manufacturing.

EV Charging AC Socket Outlet Technical Information

Volex’s electric vehicle (EV) charger outlets are mounted in AC charging stations and home chargers. These EV charging outlets enable mode 3 vehicle battery charging via single or three-phase charging cables with maximum charging powers of up to 22 kW. The sockets accommodate Type 2 charging connectors for Europe in accordance with IEC 62196-1 / IEC 62196-2.

Volex offers compact design, crimped or screw terminated versions, innovative E-Lock mounting system, and modular design to accommodate special integration requirements on charging infrastructure.

These socket outlets are capable of high mating cycle requirements, with testing completed to 10,000 mating cycles. The E-Lock performance is > 50k cycles.

The outlet cover protection is designed to be used on indoor or outdoor EV chargers by offering IP54 unmated / IP44 mated ratings, high UV, and shocks resistance. Customisation is possible by request.

With its expertise on thermal sensing in grid cord products, Volex offers robust and fast sensing responsive solutions on EV charging outlets to bring customers to the next safety level.

Type 2 socket outlets are intended to pass E.V. READY certification.

  • Protected against overheating with precise temperature measurement
  • Flexible mounting and easy maintenance with plug-in cables
  • Customised logo options for consistent branding
  • Universal Mounting Plate (UMP) design
  • Flexible options for ‘crimp’ versus ‘screw’ terminations
  • Stable thermal performance
  • Low contact resistance
  • High durability/endurance
  • High strength plastic
  • Developed and produced in accordance with the IATF 16949 automotive and ISO 9001 standards
Type of Signal Transmission Pulse width modulation
Note on the Connection Method Connection via spade connector, separable
Type of Charging Current AC 1-phase / 3-phase
Charging Power Max. 22 kW
Charging Current Max. 32A
Number 3 (L1, N, PE) / 5 (L1, L2, L3, N, PE)
Rated Voltage 250V AC / 480V AC
Rated Current 16A / 32A
Number 2 (CP, PP)
Rated Voltage 30V AC
Rated Current 2A
Cable Length 0.5m
Cable Structure 3 x 2.5 mm² + 2 x 0.5 mm²
5 x 2.5 mm² + 2 x 0.5 mm²
3 x 6 mm² + 2 x 0.5 mm²
5 x 6 mm² + 2 x 0.5 mm²
Operating Voltage 12V
Note Number of Positions 4-pos
Position of the Locking Actuator Top Center
Possible Power Supply Range at the Motor 9V to 16V
Maximum Voltage for Locking Detection 12V / 50mA
Typical Motor Current for Locking 0.3A
Reverse Current of the Motor Max 1A
Max. Dwell Time with Reverse Current 0.5s
Recommended Adaptation Time 500ms
Locking Resistance >300N
Pause Time After Entry or Exit Path 3s
Service Life Insertion Cycles >10,000 Load Cycles
Lock Recognition Available
Mechanical Emergency Release Available
Ambient Temperature (Operation) -30°C to 50°C
Width 74 mm
Height 71 mm
Depth 90 mm
Bore Dimensions 61 mm x 58 mm
Insertion / Withdrawal Cycles >10,000
Insertion Force <100N
Withdrawal Force <100N
Degree of Protection (when plugged in) IP44 (plugged in)
Degree of Protection IP44 (plugged in)
IP54 (with protective cover, see accessories)
Ambient Temperature (operation) -30°C to 50°C
Ambient Temperature (storage/transport) -40°C to 80°C
Altitude 2,000 m (above sea level)
Standards / Regulations IEC 62196-1, IEC 62196-2
Approvals TUV, E.V.READY
Mounting Type – Infrastructure Charging Socket Rear panel mounting (0 to 105° frontal inclination possible)
Mounting Type – Protective Cover Rear panel mounting (available separately)
Maximum Wall Thickness Max. 5 mm (Rear panel mounting, normative maximum specification for infrastructure plug)

Max. 3 mm (Rear mounting, normative maximum specification for infrastructure plug when using protective cover 1405217)

Mounting Hole Diameter 6.00 mm (ø)
Fixing Screws M5 Thread
Screws Included in the Scope of Delivery None
Wire End Termination Customised
Cover Color Black (or customised)
Cover Design Round or Square (or customised)
Thermistor NTC (or customised)

Crimping Version – 1 Phase

Crimping Version 1-Phase

Crimping Version – 3 Phase

Screw Version – 1 Phase

Screw Version – 3 Phase

Signal Wire With Pigtail Solution

Signal Wire With Pigtail Solution

Signal Wire With Spare Connector Solution

Signal Wire With Spare Connector Solution

EV Socket Outlet PIN Definition

EV Socket Outlet Schematic Design

EV Socket Outlet Schematic Design

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