Type 2 Portable Charger Variable Amp 5 Metres Black UK Plug

Item Description and Specification

Type 2 EVSE Portable Charger Variable 6 amps, 8 amps and 10 amps

Charge your Type 2 electric vehicle at your home, office or anywhere that has a 13A 3 pin plug socket (BS 1363). Our portable chargers (also known as a granny charger or home charger) are compatible with electric and hybrid vehicles of 3kw (16A) and above charging capacity and have variable charging to enable charging your EV at either 6 amps, 8 amps or 10 amps for faster or slower 'trickle' charging. Our home chargers are backed by a 1 year warranty. Should you need the Type 1 version of this home charger then please go to our Type 1 portable charger with 3 pin Type G (UK) plug.

You should only charge at the full capacity that the charger is capable of dependent upon the suitability of the power outlet, otherwise it may present a risk of thermal damage to your socket. Please ensure that your socket has been checked by a qualified electrician to assess the suitability of charging your vehicle using a mains socket and is protected against causes of overheating. For mains socket charging we recommend a dedicated Type B RCBO socket. Please ensure that the device is plugged directly and fully into the socket, do not use an extension lead with this device.

Multiple safeguards are built in with this portable charger to protect against damage to the vehicle, outlet and charger whilst charging:

  • Overvoltage Protection.
  • Undervoltage Protection.
  • Lightning Protection.
  • Waterproof IP55.
  • PCB Temperature Sensor.
  • Device PCB Overheat Protection.
  • Leakage Protection.
  • Overcurrent Protection.

This portable charging unit is the 3 pin Type plug version, so it can be used in any country that supports the 3 pin plug such as the UK.

What is the benefit of variable charging?

Most 3 pin charging cables only charge at a fixed current of 10A. These adjustable Amp charging cables function more like a charging station in that the vehicle and charger can both adjust the current if trickle charging is required, for example. The lower Amp setting of 6A is also suitable for solar powered charging. The adjustable Amp mobile charging cables will stop charging the battery of your electric vehicle once it has reached full charge, or the vehicle may reduce the power to enable trickle charging once the battery has reached 80% charge for example.

The length it will take to recharge the battery for your hybrid / electric vehicle will depend on the battery that your vehicle is equipped with, which will impact on the suitability of the setting that you should use.

How to use the variable EV charger

Please read the user and safety instructions that come with this charger before using it. If you do not receive this information, please contact us. The required current can be selected by shaking the unit, double clicking a button icon, or swiping the supplied RFID. Within the first minute of plugging the home charger in the wall, select a suitable Ampere setting. After 1 minute or once you plug the EV connector into the car, the setting is 'locked in' and will be remembered the next time you use it. To change the setting, repeat the above procedure. Your vehicle software will communicate with the device and only draw the maximum amount of power that the battery can accept.

If you would like a Mode 3 charger that connects from a charging station to your EV, browse our range of Type 2 charging cables.

For trade enquiries or bulk purchases please contact us for a quote on our Trade Enquiries page.

EVSE Portable Charger Specifications
EV charger type3-pin plug to Type 2 (IEC 62196-2) connectors
Cable lengths available5 metres, 8 metres
IP gradeWaterproof and dust proof to IP55 grade
Rated current6 amps, 8 amps and 10 amps
Operating voltage110 - 240v
Cable thickness3G 2.5mm2 + 2 x 0.5mm2
CertificationTUV, CE and IEC tested

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