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Types of EV Plugs

AC Charging

Unfortunately, Australia does not have a single plug standard. The two most prominent charging station types for AC charging in Australia are IEC 62196 Type 1 (aka SAE J1772, used in the US and Japan) and IEC 62196 Type 2.

 

 

Plug Type IEC 62196 Type 1
AKA SAE J1772 Plug
Phase Single Phase
Diameter 43mm
Proximity Detection Prevents movement of the car while connected to the charger
Control Pilot Communication line used to coordinate charging level between the car and the charger as well as other information
Used In US and Japan

 

 

Plug Type IEC 62196 Type 2
AKA Mennekes Plug
Phase Single and Three Phase
Diameter 55mm/td>
Proximity Detection Prevents movement of the car while connected to the charger
Control Pilot Communication line used to coordinate charging level between the car and the charger as well as other information
Used In Europe

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