The one essential cable that every Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi Outlander Phev, Nissan NV200 SE Van,Toyota Prius or Vauxhall Ampera needs to enable safe and secure charging from public charge points.
The Leaf, Outlander and most other Electric Cars use a standard Type 1 in car connector. The vast majority of public charge points offer a Type 2 connection. These include the charge points used at Waitrose, Sainsbury, ChargePoint.
This Type 1 – Type 2 Cable permits 32Amps of charge to flow into the vehicle.
Cable is 5m long and available in Green. (We used to offer an Orange cable – however most cables end up on the ground between the car and charging point and soon get dirty. Orange cables show the grime far more than Green cables, so we now only offer this type of coiled cable in Green)
Type 1 to Type 2 – More details:
Or as some EV people call these – SAE J1772 (Type 1) to Mennekes / IEC 62196 (Type 2) Cable.
Type 2 also called Mennekes is the form factor used on most public change points through the UK and Europe.
Type 1 is the cable connecting fitted to most European, Japanese and American Electric Cars including the best selling Nissan Leaf and Van, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Renault, Zoe, Fluence and Kangoo, Toyota Prius Plug-in, Vauxhall Ampera.
Tesla and the German EV manufactures including the BMW i3, i8, VW e-Golf, Audi A3 e-Tron, Porsche Panamera PHEV use a different system and need a Type 2 Female to Type 2 male cable.
These cables are 7.5 M in length and available in Green. They are rated for 32 Amps of current. This is more that the standard charge facility on most electric cars including the Outlander PHEV or the mark 1 Nissan LEAF. However some clients like the added level of safety knowing that the cable’s capacity will not be stretched and they the cable is in some way future proof as the industry has plans to move to higher currents for charging.
See our EV Charging locations page to find your nearest charge point.