10A 3-pin EV Charger For Plugging Into A 13A Home / Mains Socket. Charges A Type 2 EV
This Type 2 to 3 pin charger can charge an EV at 10A, which equates to around 2.3kW.
Plug this charger into a 13A socket and charge your EV at 10A. This charger is recommended as an emergency back-up. For example, if you are visiting an area without any charging facilities nearby.
If you are using a 13A socket to charge your EV for longer periods, we recommend our adjustable 3 pin EV charger.
Being able to reduce the charging current reduces the heat stress on a mains socket. This is important if a 13A socket lacks a dedicated circuit connection. Or where the circuit and socket haven’t been certified for EV charging by a qualified electrician.
The variable charger also has Type B RCD protection. Additionally, it features a timer, enabling charging to start from 1 to 10 hours after plugging in.
Is This 3 Pin Charger Suitable For My EV / PHEV?
Choosing The Right Charger
To use this 3-pin charger, your EV must have a Type 2 socket. Refer to the photo of a Type 2 socket on this page and match it to your EV.
If you are still not sure, click the button below to find your EV/PHEV. This will enable you to verify if your vehicle is equipped with a Type 2 socket. Additionally, please review the information at the top of this page under “Please Read Before You Buy”. This information will help you to avoid the most common reasons for returning a 3-pin charging cable.
Use A Suitable Socket
Charging an EV for long periods with a 13A socket may cause thermal damage to the socket. For example, the socket might overheat if the socket has damaged or faulty wiring, or if the electrical circuit is overloaded. It is rare, but it does happen.
For this reason, we strongly recommend having an electrician inspect the intended socket to certify its suitability for EV charging. This assessment should include factors such as the duration (e.g., 4 hours charging at a time), and the frequency of EV charging (e.g., daily).
We understand that, at times, charging your EV with a socket certified by an electrician may not be feasible. In such instances, we recommend the variable amp charger as it can charge as low as 6A. It is also a good idea to ensure that both the plug and socket are not becoming excessively hot during charging.
Avoid using an extension lead or adapter with this Type 2 to 3 pin charger. Plug the charger directly into the socket. Ensure that water does not come into contact with the 3-pin plug or the Type 2 plug, and keep the charger dry when not in use. Before using this charger, be sure to read the user booklet included with the charger.
Do You Want A Charger With Multiple Adapters?
If you’re in search of a flexible EV charger compatible with various power sockets, then consider our multi-adapter charger. The charger supports charging from both 1 Phase and 3 Phase sockets, and provides a current range of 6A to 32A.
This charger allows connection to a variety of outlets. For instance, the 3 pin and 5 pin Commando sockets, the 13A mains socket, and the 16A Euro (Schuko) socket. You have the flexibility to choose the specific adapters you need for your charger.
Furthermore, it incorporates a charging timer, enabling charging to start anywhere from 1 to 10 hours after being plugged in. When using the 3 pin UK plug adapter, the charger will automatically select a safe 10A charging mode.
For a detailed breakdown of the maximum currents provided by the multi-adapter charger when used with different adapter/power outlets, refer to the table below:
|Adapter & Outlet
|3 Phase CEE 32A
|3 Phase CEE 16A
|1 Phase CEE 32A
|1 Phase CEE 16A
The maximum current displayed in the above table will not necessarily align with the current that the EV/PHEV can accept. In other words, the vehicle can only accept up to the maximum current of its onboard charger (OBC).
EV Cable Bag And Case
We provide a canvas cable bag (suitable for cables up to 10M) to store this charger when not in use. The bag can also be upgraded to a cable carrier case made from EVA material, which has improved waterproof and impact protection. The EVA case has an elasticated strap in the bottom compartment and elasticated mesh pocket in the top to allow convenient storage of two cables. The EVA case can hold two cables, provided each cable is no longer than 10 meters (with a total combined length of 20 meters) and is neatly wound. You can replace the canvas cable bag with an EVA case by selecting the option available in the basket or on the checkout page.
10A EV Charger Features
IP65 protection for the control box. TUV approved.
Certification: UKCA, CE.
30mA AC Type A RCD.
Built in fault detection: Over voltage / under voltage, over current and surge protection.
PCB Overheating protection: The charging current will automatically reduce if the circuit board in the device box exceeds 75 degrees.
Type 2 10A 3 Pin Charging Cable Technical Data
|Charging cable type
|3-pin (Type G) 13A socket to Type 2 (IEC 62196-2) connectors
|CE, UKCA, TUV tested
|Cable from control box to power outlet
|TPE 3×2.5+2×0.75mm. Length including plug: 70cm
|Cable to Type 2 vehicle plug
|Control box dimensions
|210mm (H) x 85mm (W) x 50mm (D)
|Control box: IP65. Plugs when connected to sockets: IP55
|AC leakage 30mA
|-30°C to 50°C