A guide to our EV charging cables

Capacity, compatibility and requirements

Updated over a week ago

In the Tibber Store there are three EV ( = electric vehicle) charging cables, namely:

  • Type 1 (32 A) 1-phase (DE, NO, SE)

  • Type 2 (20 A) 3-phase (DE, NO, SE)

  • Type 2 (32 A) 3-phase (DE, NO, SE)

What the descriptions mean and which charging cable you need can be found here.

Two different types of connectors are used for charging e-cars: Plug type 1 and plug type 2. It is crucial that your charging cable fits your EV and wallbox.

The Type 1 plug provides single-phase charging and is almost exclusively used by Asian car manufacturers. Since 2013, the Type 2 plug, which charges three-phase, has been the official standard in Europe and a prerequisite for charging with alternating current. Accordingly, modern EVs from manufacturers such as Tesla, Volvo, VW, BMW or Audi are usually equipped with it. Most charging stations with detachable charging cables also have a standard Type 2 connection, but beware: depending on whether your car is a plug-in hybrid or a pure-EV, it may have a different plug.

"A" is short for ampere and describes the maximum amperage. This refers to the charging power supplied by the wallbox. For example, if this is 20 A, a 20 A-cable is sufficient. You can choose a cable that can handle more than the wallbox delivers, but this is of no use, and the weight of the charging cable is proportional to the ampere rating.

If you have an Easee wallbox, all our charging cables will work with your charging station. With up to 32 A the Easee wallbox reaches a charging power of 22 kW. Accordingly, we recommend a charging cable with plug type 2 (32 A) (link to the product in DE, NO, SE) or, if you are looking for a lighter cable, plug type 2 (20 A) (link to the product in DE, NO, SE).

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