Fast charge almost anywhere
I just bought a Mennekes type 2 charger -> normal wall outlet shucko. and after I have tried it I will let you know if it works. I guess it will. Type 2 charge stations is where electric cars charge. Maximum charge for eu shucko outlet is 3,7kw and 1-phase is only needed for a Soco.
But the outlet is not setting the max charge if charging power is below the output capacity. It's rather your charger or the battery specifications. I have seen maximum charger for a Soco battery at 15A and that's s about 70v x 15a = 1050w charge per hour. Still with an adapter you can charge at more locations than just your normal wall outlet type that you find in your neighbourhood and that's why I bought one.
To buy your own adapter. Local market price for online stores in Europe is at least 250€
First photo from google search post 87 usd or about 83€ shipping included
I can confirm that the Soco bikes can definitely be charged from Type 2 charge stations. I have used a Type 2 adaptor for over a year now, and as you can see from the picture I have had no problem charging using the car charge points.
It's a great advantage if you are out and about and need a top up, and more importantly, for the time being anyway, it free to charge here.
Great! Keep us posted!
Wondered why these cables cost 25 €, got the explanation here, software/a circuit board is included in the connector to simulate that a electric vehicle is connected.
"Product that enables connection of all power consumers with Schuko connector to position 3, type 2. Simulates that the EV is connected and enables electrical outlets for eg motor heater, interior fan, vacuum cleaner, moped charging etc.
Am I correct that this is essentially a pass-through adapter and no voltage change happens?
I'm looking for a way to charge from a level 2 public charger, but those output 220 - 240V and the Soco charger requires 110V. I'm not even sure where to look for that kind of adapter. Any tips?