How to select the right EV charging connector for your Nissan car

How to select the right EV charging connector for your Nissan car

Nissan is expanding its presence in the EV market, intending to become environmentally friendly. The automaker has plans to launch many EV models alongside the current lineup. If you’re contemplating purchasing a Nissan EV or just got one, it’s essential to understand how EV charging works. 


The first step is identifying the suitable connector to charge your car efficiently. Let’s look at the type of EV car charging connectors.


Type 1 (J1772)

A Type 1 electric car connector is the most common EV charger. It has a basic five-pin design and can connect almost all-electric vehicles. This connector requires an outlet and can be done at home. Most home charging uses a Type 1 connector, but the only downside is the time it takes to charge the vehicle.


Type 2 (Mennekes)

The Type 2 comes with a seven-pin design. It can be used for Level 1 and Level 2 charging, but this design is typical in Europe. 


CCS (Combined Charging System)

CCS connectors support DC fast charging. This charger uses a Type 2 connector but features two additional pins for DC charging. This charger is standard in Canada and Europe. 



This DC fast charging connector is less common in Western countries than in Japan. This connector comes with a circular plug with multiple pins inside and is known to deliver fast and efficient charging. 



Tesla charging is very different from other EV charging. It features a proprietary connector with its support design for Level 1 and Level 2 charging. However, this connector doesn’t support other EV models. 


Need Assistance With Your Nissan EV?

With multiple charging options, it’s easy to identify what type of charging you would like for your electric vehicle. Although, installing a simple plug point connector can work well, installing a Level 2 home charging station will benefit you by delivering faster charging. Nissan vehicles are versatile and can be charged with almost all the connectors. If you have more questions about your electric car maintenance, contact the experts at South Trail Nissan.

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