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What cables should be selected for different application scenarios of charging pile

Date:2024/3/27 1:32:40

The popularization of electric vehicles has made charging piles a necessary facility in modern homes and public places, and charging piles for different usage scenarios also require the support of more suitable charging cables.

First of all, the cables used in home charging piles differ from those used in public charging piles in several ways. Home chargers usually use a standard household power plug with a longer cable to facilitate charging at home. Since home charging is usually only required to meet the needs of household electricity, the cables are less powerful, typically between 3.6 kW and 7 kW. In contrast, cables used for public charging posts are required to meet higher power requirements. Utility charging piles are typically installed in parking lots, commercial areas and public places to provide charging services for a larger number of electric vehicles. As a result, the cables used in public charging piles have higher power, typically between 20 kW and 350 kW. This reduces charging time and increases charging efficiency.

Secondly, the cables used in home and public charging piles differ in terms of safety. As home charging piles are usually installed and used by individuals, they have higher safety requirements. Therefore, the cables used in home charging piles undergo stringent safety certification and are waterproof, high temperature resistant and fireproof. In addition, the cable length of home chargers is generally longer to accommodate different parking locations. Cables used in public charging piles, on the other hand, require greater durability and stability. Because public charging piles are used more frequently, the cables need to withstand more plugging and unplugging and the influence of the external environment. Therefore, the cables used in public charging piles are made of more wear-resistant, pressure-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials to ensure a long service life and stable charging effect.

Lastly, for home charging posts, it is recommended to choose cables with safety certifications and ensure that their connection to the charging pile is strong and reliable. In addition, according to the distance of the parking location and charging demand, choose the appropriate length of cable for convenience. For public charging piles, it is recommended to choose cables that have been professionally certified to ensure that their quality and performance meet national standards. In addition, the cable connections should be regularly checked and maintained to ensure their stability and safety. Meanwhile, cables used in charging piles should be provided in public places in case users need them.

All in all, there are differences in power, safety and durability between the cables used in home and public charging piles, and choosing the right cable is crucial to charging effectiveness and safety. OMG' provides professional electric vehicle charging cable solutions for charging pile operators and manufacturers for different application scenarios, and OMG’s charging cables have been certified by various international standards, such as European, American, Japanese, and Chinese standard, to better meet the needs of sustainable development of vehicle charging.

IEC62893 DC charging cable (Suitable for CCS 2)