Volkswagen Multivan – 3 pin Charger 10A For Backup / Emergency Charging

£144.00£162.00 vat included

VW Multivan compatible 3 pin charger that will charge the VW Multivan at 10A. This charging cable will provide the VW Multivan with up to 2.3kW when connected to a 13A socket. This is equivalent to approxiamtely 6 to 8 miles of charge per hour. For charging an EV regularly, or if the 3 pin socket is not protected by a Type B RCD, we recommend our adjustable current 3 pin charger, which has an integrated sensor that provides DC current detection equivalent to a Type B RCD. Please consult with your electrician to ensure that the socket used for charging your vehicle is suitable for EV charging. A canvas cable bag is supplied with the charger. Free shipping and next day delivery. Read below for more details.

Please Read Before You Buy
Our Type 2 to 3 pin charging cables are normally returned for one of the reasons below. Reading this information may help you to avoid having to return the charger. Please also read the Description tab further down the page as it contains important information about this 3 pin EV charger.

  • Ensure compatibility between the charging cable and your vehicle. The images on this page provide a visual guide to the connector pins, allowing you to match the cable plug to your vehicle socket. You can also use our EV Cable Finder to locate your vehicle and explore the charging cables available for your vehicle.
  • Is the cable long enough? Measure the distance from your 3-pin socket to your Type 2 vehicle socket, typically where your vehicle is parked, and add half a meter to prevent overstretching the cable.
Cable Care & Safety
To ensure the proper care of your charger, be sure to follow the safety instructions outlined in the user booklet provided with your charging cable. Please read the booklet before using the Type 2 to 3-pin charger. In case you do not receive the user booklet, please notify us. Additionally, check our EV Cable Care Guide for valuable tips on safely using your 3-pin charging cable and avoiding common issues that may lead to the charger malfunctioning.

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10A 3-Pin Charger For Charging All Models Of The VW Multivan.

This 3-pin charger is capable of charging the VW Multivan at 10A, providing approximately 2.3kW of power. The 3 pin charger is also referred to as the granny charger, home charger, mains charger and “brick”.

Simply plug the charger into a standard 3-pin 13A socket for a 10A charge. We recommend this type of charger as an emergency backup.

If you are going to charge your VW Multivan for prolonged periods using a 13A socket, then we recommend our adjustable current charger. This type of charger lets you charge at lower currents, which helps to avoid heat stress on the mains socket.

Additionally, the adjustable current feature allows the vehicle to lower the current as needed, if the vehicle software allows.

The variable charger also includes DC current protection equivalent to a Type B RCD and has a timer that allows you to schedule charging to start anywhere from 1 to 10 hours after plugging in.

Most chargers sold in the UK are restricted to 10A for safety reasons. Charging at this current significantly diminishes the risk of the 13A socket overheating. Consequently, we will not offer for sale any 3-pin charger capable of charging at 13A due to the increased risk of damage it may cause to the 3-pin socket.

Photo of 10A home charger that connects to a 13a household socket
Picture showing a Type 2 EV socket and a CCS socket
9 hole Type 2 / CCS socket and a 7 hole Type 2 socket

Is This 3 Pin Charger Suitable For The VW Multivan?

Choosing The Right Charger

The VW Multivan has a Type 2 socket as standard, ensuring compatibility with this charger.

Charging an EV for long periods with a 13A socket may cause thermal damage to the socket. For instance, the socket may overheat in cases where it has damaged or faulty wiring, or when 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 charging the VW Multivan.

We understand that, at times, you might be charging your VW Multivan with a socket that has not been certified by an electrician. In such instances, we recommend the variable amp charger as it provides additional protection for the 3-pin socket.

It is also a good idea to check, after a few hours of charging, that both the plug and socket are not becoming excessively hot during charging.

Avoid using an extension lead or adapter with this 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 connecting the charger to the VW Multivan, be sure to read the user booklet included with the charger.

Please note that the manufacturer of this vehicle did not manufacture this charging cable.

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 & OutletMax kW
3 Phase CEE 32A22kW
3 Phase CEE 16A11kW
1 Phase CEE 32A7,4kW
1 Phase CEE 16A3,7kW
UK 13A 2,2kW
Schuko 16A3,7kW

The maximum current displayed in the above table might be more or less than the current that the VW Multivan can accept. However, the vehicle can only accept up to the maximum current of its onboard charger (OBC).

Photo of available adapters for the multiadapter charger. Includes 3 Phase CEE plug 16A, 3 Phase CEE plug 32A, 1 Phase CEE plug 16A, 1 Phase CEE plug 32A, UK plug 13A and Schuko Plug 16A
Available multiadapters

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.

Photo of EV canvas bag and waterproof case

VW Multivan 3-Pin 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.

VW Multivan Compatible 3 Pin Charging Cable Technical Data

Charging cable type3-pin (Type G) 13A socket to Type 2 (IEC 62196-2) connectors
Lengths available5Metre
Rated current10A
CertificationCE, UKCA, TUV tested
Cable from control box to power outletTPE 3×2.5+2×0.75mm. Length including plug: 70cm
Cable to Type 2 vehicle plugTPU 3×2.5+1×0.75mm
Control box dimensions210mm (H) x 85mm (W) x 50mm (D)
IP gradeControl box: IP65. Plugs when connected to sockets: IP55
Operating voltage220V-240V AC
Leakage protectionAC leakage 30mA
Working temperature-30°C to 50°C
Flame retardantUL94 V-0
Insulation resistance10MΩ

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Length (Metres): No selection

5M, 8M

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