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
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.
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|
|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
|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|
|Pause Time After Entry or Exit Path||3s|
|Service Life Insertion Cycles||>10,000 Load Cycles|
|Mechanical Emergency Release||Available|
|Ambient Temperature (Operation)||-30°C to 50°C|
|Bore Dimensions||61 mm x 58 mm|
|Insertion / Withdrawal Cycles||>10,000|
|ENVIRONMENTAL AND REAL-LIFE CONDITIONS|
|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 AND REGULATIONS|
|Standards / Regulations||IEC 62196-1, IEC 62196-2|
|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)|