Different Types Of EV Plug

Different Types Of EV Plug

Plug Tesla Supercharger

The Tesla Supercharger is a proprietary fast-charging station specifically designed for Tesla electric vehicles. These chargers are strategically located along major highways and key locations to facilitate long-distance travel. Capable of charging a Tesla battery up to 80% in about 30 minutes, Superchargers are exclusive to Tesla vehicles. The latest version, V3 Superchargers, can deliver up to 250 kW of power, significantly reducing charging times. While they make road trips convenient for Tesla owners, the company recommends home charging for daily needs and using Superchargers mainly for extended travels.

Plug J1772

The J1772 plug, often referred to as a “Level 2” connector, is a standardized five-pin connector used primarily in North America for electric vehicle charging. It’s adopted by most electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, except for Teslas, which use their proprietary plug but offer a J1772 adapter. Capable of delivering AC power, a typical J1772 charging station provides between 3.3 to 19.2 kW, allowing for charging times that vary from 4 to 8 hours, depending on the vehicle and power source. Its design ensures safe charging by initiating communication between the vehicle and charger before the power flows.

Plug GB/T

The GB/T plug is a standardized connector for electric vehicle charging predominantly used in China. It encompasses two separate connectors: one for AC charging and one for DC fast charging. The GB/T standard supports both single-phase and three-phase AC charging, as well as high-power DC fast charging, catering to a wide range of vehicles from small urban EVs to larger commercial vehicles. It plays a pivotal role in China’s aim to standardize and promote EV infrastructure development within the country.

Plug CCS Combo Type 1

The CCS (Combined Charging System) Combo Type 1 plug, primarily used in North America, is an evolution of the J1772 connector. It’s designed for fast DC charging and incorporates both AC and DC charging pins. The top part of the plug is identical to the J1772 connector used for regular AC charging, but it has two additional DC pins at the bottom for quick charging. It supports single-phase AC charging and higher-power DC fast charging, making it versatile for a variety of electric vehicles.

Plug CCS Combo Type 2

The CCS Combo Type 2 plug, predominantly adopted in Europe and other parts of the world, integrates both regular AC and fast DC charging capabilities. While the top portion of the plug mirrors the Type 2 Mennekes connector for AC charging, it includes two additional DC pins at the bottom for high-speed DC charging. This design versatility enables it to cater to both daily charging needs and quick top-ups on long journeys, supporting the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.


The MENNEKES Type 2 plug, commonly referred to as simply “Type 2,” is the standard for electric vehicle charging in Europe. Designed for both single-phase and three-phase AC charging, its pin layout supports faster charge rates than its Type 1 counterpart. With its robust and versatile design, the Type 2 plug has been adopted as the universal connector for public charging stations in many European countries.

Plug CHAdeMO

CHAdeMO is a quick-charging protocol that originated in Japan and stands for “CHArge de MOve.” It delivers high-voltage direct current (DC) for rapid charging of electric vehicles, enabling substantial charge levels in under an hour. Commonly used by vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, CHAdeMO is a popular charging standard in many regions, particularly in Japan and parts of Asia.

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