What are the different charging modes for electric vehicles?

You may have heard about the different charging modes for electric cars. We list them conveniently for you.

Charging mode 1: the household plug

The easiest way to load. You plug the car in, into the household plug. The rectifier is located inside the vehicle. Charging takes a long time and also know that the safety of the circuit used in this way is not assured. Consequently, this way is no longer practiced and in some countries it is even banned.

Charging mode 2: Cable Control Box

If you want to charge via the standard wall outlet, this is the way to go. A Cable Control Box (ICCB) is embedded. This box contains a differential switch and current limitation. If there is good grounding, then this is a secure way of resolving it. It is important to limit the charging current somewhat. After all, household outlets are not designed to be loaded with high current for long periods of time. This can cause the outlet to become dangerously hot. Loading can take some time this way.

Charging mode 3: safe way of charging

Mode 3 uses plugs and outlets specifically suited for charging electric cars. The outlet is built into the charging point that is a permanent part of a home electrical system. Continuous communication between charge point and vehicle ensures safe charging. Charging is a whole lot faster because higher currents are allowed. Moreover, you can also set when to charge, which often allows you to take advantage of a more advantageous rate.

Charging mode 4: fast charging

Charging mode 4 is also called fast charging. In this method of charging, the rectifier is in the charging station. This, of course, makes the installation more expensive. For home charging, this is not an option.