Charging Cables

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.




  • Safe operation and high level of reliability
  • Suitable for single-phase and three-phase charging
  • Allows charging currents from 16A up to 63A
  • Complies with IEC62196-1 and IEC 62196-2: 2016
  • Crimped and welded contacts ensuring positive contacts under all conditions
  • One piece plug without any screws to vibrate apart
  • Internal temperature monitoring to ensure no overheating
  • Filled plugs for a watertight construction
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  • Comes with standard older Japanese, Korean and few European cars
  • Likely to be superseded in New Zealand by the Type 2 Plug and Connector in the near future
  • The majority of second hand vehicle have Type 1 inlets though this is changing, will become less common in the future
  • It is recommended that you check what Inlet Type your vehicle has before purchasing a charging station or lead


  • Recommended Plug and Socket type for Public and Semi Public spaces
  • NZTA recommended Outlet for AC Chargers
  • Industry norm for new Electric Vehicles in New Zealand Standard for the most European cars and a number of new Japanese cars
  • Ideal for domestic Installs where the Car Inlet is unknown or likely to change
  • Recommended Socket and Plug for future proofing your installation