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Delphi Technologies launches Mode 2 charging cables for convenient EV charging

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is making it easier for electrified vehicle owners to charge their car with the availability of new Mode 2 charging cables that connect directly to the existing electrical infrastructure.

Compatible with any domestic mains socket, the new Mode 2 charging cables provide a safe, alternative charging option at home or away. With household mains sockets being more accessible than dedicated, purpose-bult electric vehicle chargers, the new cables can offer some peace of mind to drivers who suffer range anxiety.

The cables are ideal for PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) or EV drivers who have short commutes of circa 30-40 miles per day and overnight charging. Additionally, they are easy to store in a luggage compartment as a backup charging option and, with the built-in Auto-Reset feature, a vehicle will be charged and ready for use when needed. The Auto-Reset provides a restart in the event of a temporary power grid fault, such as excessive voltage or a “brownout” where there is a reduction in or restriction on the availability of electrical power in a certain area.

Although new to the aftermarket, the Delphi Technologies Charge Mode 2 Cables are in serial production at multiple major OEMs. They are tested according to automotive Standards (LV124), with the design offering reliability and performance that far exceeds the criteria for compliance.

As with other Mode 2 charging cables, the new Delphi Technologies versions utilise an In-Cable Control- and Protection Device (IC-CPD) to guarantee safe charging when connected to a household plug socket. The IC-CPD is durable enough to handle whatever nature throws at it and is designed to last over 10,000 mating cycles – which equates to a service life of nine years if used three times a day.

For further details on the new Delphi Technologies Mode 2 charging cables, please visit: Charge Mode 2 Cables | Delphi Auto Parts