EV Charger Power
J1772 (Level 1 and 2)
This connector is capable of AC Level 1 and AC Level 2 charging only.
CHAdeMO (DC Fast Charging - Level 3)
A standard connector for DC fast charging developed in Japan. Many asian automkers have released vehicles in North America that use CHAdeMO, although recently some have begun to switch to the higher-power CCS. Tesla offers a CHAdeMO adaptor for their cars, making it possible for Tesla vehicles to charge at public DCFC stations with CHAdeMO.
CCS (DC Fast Charging - Level 3 & 4)
Combined Charging System (CCS) is an upgraded fast charge version of the J1772 which is used by most US and European automakers. Level 4 charging is made possible by liquid cooling the cable to reduce weight.
Tesla (DC Fast Charging - Level 3 & 4)
Tesla's Superchargers are exclusively for Tesla vehicles since they use a proprietary connector that will only fit their vehicles. Meaning that Tesla chargers cannot charge vehicles from any other automaker such as VW, Rivian, Audi, Porsche, Kia, Volvo etc...
Charging from residential and light commercial electrical supplies.
AC Level 1
Typical residential plug-in chargers from a regular 110V outlet.
Power: Up to 1.9KW
AC Level 2
Commercial grade charging from a 240/208V supply.
Power: Typically 7kW
DC Fast Charging (DCFC)
High power charging from commercial electrical facilities that provide direct current (DC) power straight to your EV battery.
Level 3 (DC)
Power: Typically 50kW
Charge time: Long range EV within 1-3 hours.
Level 4 (DC) and beyond…
EV Range’s Standard for DC Fast Charging!
Charge time: Long range EV in less than 30 minutes!