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
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
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.