Mode 1 charging technology refers to home charging from a standard power outlet with a simple extension cord. This type of charging involves plugging an electric vehicle into a standard household socket. This type of charging involves plugging an electric vehicle into a standard household socket. This method of charging does not provide users with shock protection against DC currents.
Deltrix Chargers do not provide this technology and recommend their customers not to use it.
Mode 2 charging involves the use of a special cable with integrated shock protection against AC and DC currents. In Mode 2 charging, the charging cable is provided with the EV. Unlike Mode 1 charging, Mode 2 charging cables have built-in protection in the cables which protects against electric shock. Mode 2 charging is currently the most common mode of charging EVs.
Mode 3 charging involves the use of a dedicated charging station or a home mounted wall box for EV charging. Both provide shock protection against AC or DC currents. In Mode 3, the connecting cable is provided with the wall box or charging station and the EV does not need a dedicated cable for charging. Mode 3 charging is currently the preferred means of EV charging.
Mode 4 is often referred to as ‘DC fast-charge’, or just ‘fast-charge’. However, given the widely varying charging rates for mode 4 – (currently starting with portable 5kW units through to 50kW and 150kW, plus the soon to be rolled out 350 and 400kW standards)