The most common socket types across Europe
Before we discuss the key details about sockets and plugs, it may be necessary to have a general look at the electric vehicle charging solutions from the overall development of new energy vehicle industry.
The development of new energy vehicle charging industry is of course driven by the rapid development of electric vehicles. In the past decade, the electrification process in Europe has become more and more visible to the naked eye. At a glance on the street, maybe 5 out of 10 driving cars are suddenly new energy vehicles. This is certainly something to celebrate. However, there are so many new energy car owners who have encountered their first disappointment when it comes to charging.
The number of electric vehicles has reached a high share under the vigorous promotion by governments of various countries and the promotion by major automobile manufacturers, but the supporting charging infrastructure is developing slowly. Among the existing charging options, since there are not sufficient public charging stations, the best charging solution for most new energy car owners is still home charger. That's fine, of course, regardless of travel distances. But as soon as the start of a slightly longer trip, most people will choose to carry a portable charger, preventing themselves from getting hurt by the insufficient public charging stations.
The advantages of portable chargers will not be repeated here. However, referring to the WS020 low-power series and WS045 high-power series we provide, perhaps you can understand that a portable EV charger is more reliable on a trip. And, the wall plugs we provide include but are not limited to the following: SCHUKO, CEE, UK three-pin plugs, New Zealand yellow plugs, American NEMA plugs, Australian standard plugs, Danish plugs, Italian plugs, etc.
In Europe, there is no doubt that the schuko type is the most widely used and most accepted socket. In addition, there are five other types of socket applications, namely French standard, British standard, Swiss standard, Italian standard, and Danish standard sockets. Here's a simple table to help you figure it out:
Different sockets can be adapted to different plugs. After knowing the socket standards of the country where you travel, you can choose a portable charger with a suitable plug accordingly, so that your journey will be safe.
Of course, in addition to a portable charger, it may also be necessary for you to have a double-ended charging cable on the road. We will leave this point to explain in detail in our next article!
Post time: Dec-27-2022