EV Charging Mode 1
Mode 1 charging technology refers to home charging with a simple extension cord from a standard power outlet. This type of charge involves plugging an electric vehicle into a standard socket for household use. This type of charge involves plugging an electric vehicle into a standard socket for household use. This charging method doesn’t provide shock protection against DC currents for users.
Deltrix Chargers do not provide this technology and are recommending not to use it for their customers.
EV Charging Mode 2
A special cable with integrated shock protection against AC and DC currents is used for Mode 2 charging. The charging cable is provided with EV in Mode 2 charging. Unlike Mode 1 charging, Mode 2 charging cables have built-in cabling protection that protects against electrical shock. Mode 2 charging is currently the most common charging mode for EVs.
EV Charging Mode 3
Mode 3 charging involves the use of a dedicated charging station or a home-mounted EV charging wall box. Both provide protection from AC or DC currents by shock. In Mode 3, the wall box or charging station provides the connecting cable, and the EV does not need a dedicated charging cable. Currently Mode 3 charging is the preferred EV charging method.
EV Charging Mode 4
Mode 4 is often called ‘DC fast-charge,’ or simply ‘fast-charge.’ However, given the varying charging rates for mode 4 – (currently starting with portable 5kW units up to 50kW and 150kW, plus the upcoming 350 and 400kW standards to be rolled out)
To sum it up