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  • Can I buy any type 2 EV cable?
  • Premier Icon mikeyp
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    Or should I get the Volvo one. I’ve a new Volvo hybrid xc40. Didn’t come with a type 2 cable. Does it matter if I get a non Volvo one? Any recommendations?

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    This is for going from a type 2 charging socket to the car right? Except for ones for older Leaf and a few other cars they’re all the same but some will be 16A (probably all your car takes), some 32A. Some also do 3-phase but they’re for the few cars that offer it. The combination of charger/car/cable determines the maximum charge rate so you won’t blow anything up using the wrong thing.

    So if you’re looking secondhand it doesn’t matter too much, but for new there’s not a lot of difference in price so I’d get the higher capacity one because you’ll probably get a car later that will need it.

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    32A version of this would be what I’d buy – unless you need a longer one for some reason. https://evonestop.co.uk/collections/type-2-cables/products/ev-public-charging-cable-type-2-to-type-2-16-32-amp-3-6-7-2-kw-5-10-metre?variant=9690528874543

    Premier Icon mikeyp
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    Thanks

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