The triple-phase plug’s main area of distribution is Europe and is considered to be the standard model. In private spaces, charging power levels of up to 22 kW are common, while charging power levels of up to 43 kW (400 V, 63 A, AC) can be used at public charging stations. Most public charging stations are equipped with a type 2 socket. All mode 3 charging cables can be used with this, and electric cars can be charged with both type 1 and type 2 plugs.
Different charging cables and plugs are used depending on the electric car and the type of charging current types as AC or DC. In principle, the components of the charging cable that is plugged into the car inlet are called the charging connector.
The charging plug is the other end of a Mode 3 charging cable that is plugged into the charging station outlet if one is present.