EV Plug Guide

EV Plug Guide

Electric Vehicle plug and socket guide

There are three two types to consider when buying a charger or cable.


Type 1 (J1772)

Most fast charge stations support type 2, so if you have type 1 consider getting an adapter cable Type 1 to type 2 Type 1 EV connector

Type One or J1772 Type one or J1772 on the left is commonly used in older and imported Vehicles such as

  • Nissan Leaf & eNV200 (including imports)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV & iMiev
  • Nissan e-NV 200
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Holden Vault
  • Toyota Prius Plugin (not Prime)
  • Audi A3 e-tron

The Type one + DC is the older style only used on fast chargers in Japan. You can still plug a Type one home charge unit in to the top. So if your connector looks like this you require a Type 1 charger or adapter cable.

Type 2 Mennekes connector

Type Two or Mennekes Type two is now the Australian and New Zealand Standard. Its found on most New Zealand charge stations.

Commonly found in

  • BMW
  • Audi
  • VW eGolf and Mercedes eqc
  • Hyundai Ioniq,
  • Kona
  • NZ new Renault Zoe and Kangoo Z.E.
  • Jaguar i-Pace
  • Tesla cars imported from UK or Australia
  • Toyota Prius Prime I

f you have the type 2 + DC type plug also known as CSS combo you can still plug a type 2 in to the top of the charge socket to charge at home.

 Tesla-and-CHAdeMO-DC plug CHAdeMO Fast DC charger You can’t buy a Chagdemo cable. These are standard on some Fast DC chargers. Tesla Model S/X come with an adapter to use this.

Tesla Charger is not supported by New Zealand charging stations. Tesla can supply adapters to convert this to another type for charging.


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