The maximum output of a UK socket is 10amp. This means that if you choose to use a Type 2 to 3 Pin Charging Cable, you will receive a charging speed of 2.3kw. Understandably this is not ideal if you are charging a 100% electric car, as it will take much longer to charge. However, there are many advantages of buying a Type 2 to 3 Pin Charging Cable. This includes allowing you to charge your EV or hybrid without having access to an EV charging station. Making a 3 Pin Charging Cable a perfect choice if you are looking for a backup charging solution. You can keep it in your boot or at work, simply plug it into the 3 pin socket and into your car, and your good to go.
It is possible to charge your car at home using a 3 pin plug, but this should only be done as a backup. To do so, you need the right lead (Type 2 to 3 pin charging cable). This leads runs from the 3-pin socket at 2.3kW for hours, which puts a lot of strain on the circuit and makes it slow when charging a battery. If you have a PHEV or a plug-in hybrid, you might want to choose this method of charging. It is recommended that you install an EV charger (3.7-7 kW) so that they can charge their cars in less time without stressing domestic circuits too much
We would recommend installing an outside plug socket if you want your car charged up. It’s not impossible to charge the vehicle from inside, but it is unsafe for safety reasons (leaving a door or window open overnight). Before you park, find where the charging port on your electric car is located first because they vary by model of cars. Some have them in petrol caps while others are found near headlights and bumpers. Once you identify where its plugged into and find out how far away the charger cord reaches, and it isn’t creating a trip hazard.