Mode 2 Charging is a direct, semi-active connection of the Electric Vehicle to the a.c. wiring using a standardised single phase 230V socket outlet. Mode 2 Charging is limited to 32A and usually Single Phase. This charging mode is normally used for residential or domestic installations using a dedicated socket with a separate Cable-Incorporated Protection and Charging Device with built in protection.
Mode 3 Charging is recommended over Mode 2 charging as it is inherently safer, gives you more control and is set to become the industry standard. It refers to an EV charging unit on a dedicated circuit. The control and protection functions are installed permanently either within the charging unit or the Switchboard. Load management can be incorporated so that household appliances can be operated during vehicle charging.
Some of the Amtron wall units for domestic use come with a charging lead as standard, please check which unit you have purchased as you may not require an extra lead.