The EV charging process is regulated by the IEC 61851 and IEC 62196 international standards. These standards define the different charging modes and the type of connection required to charge EVs. All CirCarlife products have been created and designed in compliance with the strictest European regulations and standards, prioritising the end user’s safety. CIRCONTROL is a leading and constantly innovating company committed to developing its products and adapting them to market requirements.



Mode 1

Standard electrical network connector, non-specific for EVs.
Slow AC charging.
The installation must be protected with circuit breakers and earth leakage protection elements.
Maximum 16 A per phase (3.7 kW - 11kW).

Mode 2

Standard electrical network connector, non-specific for EVs.
Slow AC charging.
The installation must be protected with circuit breakers and earth leakage protection elements.
Maximum 32 A per phase (3.4 kW - 22kW).
Special cable with an intermediate electronic device, with a control and protection pilot function.

Mode 3

Electrical network connector, specific for EVs.
Slow or semi-fast charging in single or three-phase installations.
Protection elements included in the special infrastructure for EVs.
Maximum 64 A per phase (14.8 kW - 43 kW).
Direct connection of the EV to the charging unit.

Mode 4

- Electrical network connector, specific for EVs.
- Quick DC charging.
- Charging station, exclusively used for EVs.
- Maximum 400 A per phase (50 kW - 150 kW).
- Control and protection elements installed in the infrastructure.


Type 1

SAE J1772 Regulation.
5 pins (L1, L2/N, PE, CP, CS).
Maximum 230Vac 32A single-phase (7.3kW).

Type 2

7 pins (L1, L2, L3, N, PE, CP, PP).
Maximum 400Vac 63A three-phase (43kW).

Type 3

7 pins (L1, L2, L3, N, PE, CP, PP).
Maximum 400Vac 32A three-phase (21kW).

Type Chademo

Indirect connection between the EV and DC supply point.
Control and protection elements installed in the infrastructure.

Combo 2

DC connector of the combined AC/DC plug-in charging system:
The inlet of the plug-in connector can also be used for AC voltage charging with a type 2 AC plug. One inlet is required on the vehicle side for AC and DC charging.