Which cable fits my car?

Electric car charging cables and charging devices have two important criteria: the connector that comes into the car and the power rating of the cable. Here are the most relevant of them:


At the moment, the most common standard for the electric car charging cable connector is Type 2. European cars and Tesla mainly use this connector. Type 2 looks like this:

Type 2 connector

For example, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera mainly use Type 1 connector. It looks like this:

Type 1 connector

If you are unsure about which cable fits your car, send a message to info@autonlaturit.com or 050-5475954 and we will find out.

There are several types of connectors that go "into the wall", so to speak. For home charging, the options are a normal schuko plug and a red mains plug. The power plugs are of different sizes, depending on how much power they can draw. The chargers sold at Autonlaturit.com that fit the mains plug are 16 amperes, which is the most common size of mains plug found in households.

A Type 2 connector is used for transaction charging, where the customer connects their own cable to a pole or wall.

Power rating of the cable, 1 or 3 phases?

There are big differences in the power consumption of electric cars. Others only have the so-called slow charging, others are able to take large amounts of current. If your car's charging power is e.g. 3.6kW, a single-phase transaction cable and a 6-16 amp adjustable travel charging device are quite sufficient. On the other hand, if your car supports e.g. 11kW charging, you should get a 3-phase transaction charging cable or/and a charging station that can be connected to the mains.

As a rule of thumb, plug-in hybrids often only have slow single-phase charging, fully electric cars usually also have three-phase charging or at least 1x32A charging. If you want to play it safe, buy a cable or charger with a large capacity. It works well even with smaller currents, and will also serve you if you change cars but keep the cable. On the other hand, a single-phase cable is a bit lighter, cheaper and easier to handle.

Calculation of power: Current (Amps) x voltage (Volts).

That is, with a single-phase charging cable or charging device, a calculated power of 16x230= 3680 Watts or 3.68kW is obtained from a 16 ampere fuse at a voltage of 230 volts. You can multiply the power with three stages, surprise surprise, with three, which gives 3.68kWx3= 11.04 kW.