Western Automation Emobility is uniquely positioned to offer a complete range of protective measures for Mode 2, Mode 3 and Mode 4 EV charging applications.
Mode 1 charging technology refers to home charging from a standard power outlet with a simple extension cord.
This type of charging involves plugging an electric vehicle into a standard household socket. This type of charging involves plugging an electric vehicle into a standard household socket. This method of charging does not provide users with shock protection against DC currents.
Western Automation Emobility do not provide this technology and recommend their customers not to use it.
Mode 2 charging involves the use of a special cable with integrated shock protection against AC and DC currents. In Mode 2 charging, the charging cable is provided with the EV.
Unlike Mode 1 charging, Mode 2 charging cables have built-in protection in the cables which protects against electric shock. Mode 2 charging is currently the most common mode of charging EVs.
Western Automation Emobility provide a number of licensing opportunities for Mode 2 charging technologies.
Mode 3 charging involves the use of a dedicated charging station or a home mounted wall box for EV charging. Both of these provide shock protection against AC or DC currents. In Mode 3, the connecting cable is provided with the wall box or charging station and the EV does not need a dedicated cable for charging.
Mode 3 charging is expected to become the preferred means of EV charging within the next five years.
Mode 4 charging technology refers to dedicated EV charging stations which provide much higher charging currents compared to Mode 2 and Mode 3.
Mode 4 is typically used for commercial or industrial applications.