Type 1 Portable Charger Variable Amp 5 Metres Black UK Plug

Item Description and Specification

Type 1 EVSE Portable Charger Variable 6 amps, 8 amps and 10 amps

Charge your electric vehicle at your home, office or anywhere that has a 13A 3 pin Type G plug socket (BS 1363) with our type 1 portable chargers. Our portable chargers (also known as a granny charger or home charger) are compatible with hybrid and electric vehicles of 3kw (16A) and above charging capacity. The variable charging allows your EV to be charged 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 2 version of this home charger then please go to our Type 2 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.

This portable charger has several safeguards for added protection while charging:

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

The 3 pin charging cable can be used in any country that supports the 3 pin plug.

What is the benefit of variable charging?

Most 3 pin home chargers, especially in the UK, only charge at a maximum of 10A even though the maximum current of a 3 pin plug is 13A. This is to protect the socket from overheating due to the long charging times that are sometimes required to charge an EV at 3.7kw. However, there are times when faster charging is needed and these portable chargers have a 12A option to provide a quick top up charge as well as lower settings, which require less power consumption and are suitable for solar powered charging. The portable charger will stop charging the battery of your electric vehicle once it has reached full charge.

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

The required current can be selected by shaking the charging unit or swiping the supplied RFID tag. 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 1 charging cables.

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

EVSE Portable Charger Specifications
Portable charger type3-pin plug to Type 1 (SAE J1772) 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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