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Ready-for-use WeWire charging cable

Charging cables for electric and hybrid cars

As an experienced solution provider and development partner in the field of cable assembly for the automotive industry, WeWire knows what matters. Discover our exceptionally user-friendly, standards-compliant and CE-certified charging cables for e-vehicles – ready for immediate use at private wallboxes and public charging stations for alternating current up to 22 kW.

Specifications Application areas and product details for WeWire charging cables

Procurement, marketing, product management and fleet management departments have high requirements when it comes to essential accessories like charging cables. WeWire provides OEMs, wallbox manufacturers and retailers with all components and the complete charging cable assembly from a single source – including in large quantities. At our production site in Poland, we manufacture highly reliable, lightweight, ergonomic and versatile cable solutions in a wide range of cross-sections, lengths and colors.

Ready-for-use WeWire charging cable at charging station with vehicle
Plug & Play: WeWire charging cables are delivered ready to use.

WeWire charging cables Product details

  • Application areas: At private wallboxes or public charging stations with up to 22 kW AC (cables are standards-compliant and CE-certified, making them fully ready-for-use)
  • User-friendliness: Excellent handling due to ergonomic plug and light, flexible and easy roll-up cable
  • Connection: Plug type 2, mode 3
  • Plug standard colors: Black or telegrey
  • Cable standard colors: 7 colors available (red, green, yellow, gray, black, blue, orange)
  • Cross-sections: Charging cables of 3 x 2.5 mm² + 0.5 mm² up to 5 x 6 mm² + 0.5 mm²
  • Lengths: Lengths between 3 m and 10 m can be selected
  • Customization: Extensive customer-specific adaptations possible

Benefit from our extensive automotive expertise in cable harnesses, wheel arch wiring and injection-molded components. This expertise has been incorporated into the development of our charging cables for electric and hybrid vehicles. Whether in the easily available standard version or as a tailor-made solution – with their special inner and outer qualities, WeWire charging cables ensure an outstanding user experience.

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Tailor-made cable solutions Your development, series and trading partner

Looking for a special, distinctive design? Our charging cables consist of the following components which you can put together individually according to your requirements. Choose the color of the plug, specify the cross-section and length of the cable, and select the color, surface finish and printing. Our experts will be happy to advise you and develop the perfect cable solution for your needs.

  • WeWire charging cable plug in base colors black and telegrey
    Plug: Choose your preferred color of the cover cap, the connector, the surface of the ergonomic handle and the nozzle. We can also print lettering and brand logos on the connector at your request.
  • Plug in three lengths as examples – 4, 5 and 7.5 m
    Cable: We ensure your charging cable is the perfect combination of size and length. Cross-sections of 2.5 to 6 mm² and lengths between 3 and 10 m are available.
  • Charging cable in different colors and with various printing options
    Sheath: Order your cable with a glossy or matte feel, antimicrobial or luminous coating, in preferred colors from the RAL palette and printed with color markings, lettering and brand logos.

Guide Information on charging electric cars

Electric car charging modes and charging times

From public charging stations to private wallboxes and domestic power outlets: In principle, electric cars can be charged from any power source. The charging time varies significantly depending on the connection. The charging time also depends on the technical charging capacity of the connected vehicle type. And last but not least, battery capacity affects the duration of the process. Vehicles with larger batteries have longer ranges – but it takes more time to fully recharge bigger energy storage units.

Common plug types on charging cables

Type 2 plug

WeWire charging cables have a plug that the European Commission set as the standard in 2013. That is why most public charging stations are also equipped with a type 2 connection. Electric cars can therefore be charged with up to 22 kW AC at wallboxes and most public charging stations.

Other plug types

  • Type 1 connection: A plug with a charging capacity of up to 7.4 kW, mainly used in Asian car models. In Europe this type of plug is only supported by a few charging stations.
  • CCS and CHAdeMO plugs: The Combined Charging System (CCS) plug supports both AC and DC charging with up to 170 kW. The CHAdeMO plug from Japan was also developed for fast charging systems. It works with DC only and allows recharging with up to 100 kW.
  • Tesla plug: Electric car manufacturer Tesla uses a modified Type 2 plug for its Supercharger plug. It charges the Model S to 80 percent in 30 minutes at a charging capacity of up to 120 kW (DC).
Illustration of the most common plug types worldwide
Worldwide variety: the most important plug types for charging electric and hybrid vehicles

Charging cable charging modes

The different charging modes are referred to as modes 1 to 4. There is usually a special cable for each charging mode. Charging modes 1, 2 and 3 need alternating current (AC); mode 4 uses direct current (DC).

Mode 3

This mode is considered to be the standard. WeWire charging cables also use this reliable operating mode with alternating current up to 32 A. In addition to regular charging, Mode 3 also enables electricity from the battery to be fed back into the grid.

Modes 1, 2, and 4

Mode 1: This mode is intended for single-phase or three-phase AC with a current up to 16 A. It allows electric cars to be charged via a household or CEE outlet. In single-phase operation, charging capacities of up to 3.7 kW are possible, which results in very long charging times. This factor and various safety-related aspects mean that European car manufacturers no longer support mode 1 charging.

Mode 2: This mode uses the same power sources as mode 1, but also has an in-cable control box (ICCB) in the charging cable. This control box allows electric cars to be charged safely via household or CEE outlets with currents of up to 32 A and a charging capacity of up to 22 kW.

Mode 4: This is the mode for rapid charging with direct current (DC). Unlike recharging with alternating current, the charger is not in the vehicle but in the charging station. On the German market, there are two types of plug that support fast charging: CCS and CHAdeMO plugs. However, they are not compatible with each other.

The right choice of cable cross-section and length

Cable cross-section

As a basic rule, the greater the charging capacity to be processed by the cable, the larger and therefore heavier it will be. Conversely, this means that if the charging capacity is restricted to a low 11 kW, for example, a smaller and therefore lighter, more flexible cross-section can be used.

It is therefore advisable to think carefully about potential charging scenarios, e.g.: Will the electric or hybrid car be in the garage overnight where it can charge over eight hours? If so, a cross-section for a 11 kW charging capacity is sufficient. Is the vehicle a company car that is charged at the firm’s premises but used for customer visits during the day? Then a bigger, more powerful cable is better. Is the company car park in the company parking lot for eight hours? Again, a cross-section for a 11 kW charging capacity is sufficient.

At WeWire, you will find all the cable cross-sections you require for charging capacities of 11 to 22 kW.

Cable length

When it comes to choosing the right cable length, it is also important to know the charging situation in which the cable will be used. For example, shorter cables are often sufficient for use at private wallboxes. On the other hand, the position of the charging port varies from car to car and a longer cable allows flexibility when installing the wallbox. When out and about, it may not always be possible to park directly at the charging station. A longer charging cable is therefore an advantage. Note: Just like with the cable cross-sections, a longer cable is heavier and more difficult to handle.

At WeWire, you will find charging cables in the lengths you need – from 3 m to 10 m.

Silver, blue and black vehicles charging with WeWire charging cables that match their paintwork
Short or long: WeWire manufactures charging cables in all lengths and cross-sections – for all charging situations.

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Have questions about our charging cables? Reach out to us at any time.