If you are swapping your Type 2 for a Type 1 or vice versa, you might need a Type 1 or 2 holster to store your charger plug and cable safely when not in use as the existing holster will not fit.  These cost £12 and £17 extra respectively (save £2 and £3 on buying them separately).  Please click here... to add the holster at the discounted price (only to be used when buying a holster as part of a larger order).

Please note that the contacts in these EVSE plugs are typically crimped to the cable conductors using a relatively specialist, heavy-duty crimping tool.  Therefore, unless you have access to such a tool, it is impractical to replace the plug alone and a pre-fitted cable/plug combination is usually required.  The old one can usually be sold on.

Cable Size

It is essential that you replace the original cable with one of equal or higher ‘ampacity’ (current-carrying capability) to the original cable (obviously!).  All EVSEs will say somewhere on them what maximum current they can supply (usually either 16A or 32A) or they may state the power instead, typically 3.6kW and 7kW respectively.  If not, the information printed on the cable insulation will give the cross-sectional area of the main conductors; ‘3G2.5mm2’ (or similar) is 16A and ‘3G6.0mm2’ is 32A.

Single Phase (1P) Vs 3 Phase (3P)

The vast majority of domestic charge-points in the UK are single phase.  The simplest way to confirm this is from the charge-point maker’s label (if you can find it).  Alternatively, check the cable insulation information (as previous paragraph) where it will say similar to 5G6.0mm2’ rather than ‘3G6.0mm2’  - the ‘5’ relating to the number of conductors required for 3P (L1, L2, L3, N & E).

The fitting of the replacement cable (and removal of the original) should be done only by a ‘competent person’.  Guidance for ‘competent persons’ wanting to do this work for the common UK EVSEs can be found below.

Also note that, because these cable/plug sets are intended for use with fixed EVSEs, they do not come with dust caps.  If required, dust caps can be ordered separately from the same ‘Add to Cart’ dropdown as the cables.  ‘PO’ means bought as Part of a larger Order as postage cost can be shared.  ‘BO’ means ‘bought alone’.  Type 2 3-phase plug dust caps are the same as  Type 2 1-phase.

Standard lengths are 3m, 5m, 8m & 10m.   The length stated is measured from the tip of the attached charging plug to the beginning of the connecting tails (ie excluding the tails).

Cable diameters are as follows:-

16A 1 phase - 13mm, 16A 3 phase - 16mm, 32A 1 phase - 17mm & 32A 3 phase - 20mm

In Stock - Price includes P&P* & VAT**

**NOTE: Please email sales@evbitz.uk with your EVSE make ie ChargeMaster/Polar/British Gas (all the same), PodPoint, Rolec, BMW etc when paying as the EVSE-end cable conductor terminations vary. In the absence of such a message the terminations will be as in the picture, above. 

Type 2 Plug 1P Options:

The 3 Main EVSEs and Their Standard Cable Connections

For older EVs equipped with a Type 1 (J1772) charging socket generally sold new in the EU before 2018 eg...

Nissan Leaf (*NOT 2018-on)/ eNV200

Mitsubishi i-MiEV / Outlander

Vauxhall Ampera / Chevrolet Volt

Citroen C-Zero / Peugeot Ion

Toyota Prius PHEV

Renault Kangoo / Fluence

Kia Soul

Fisker Karma

Ford C-MAX Energi / Ford Focus EV

Lightning EV

Mercedes Vito E-Cell Van

MIA Electric

Toyota Prius PHEV

(*The 2018-Nissan LEAF uses a Type 2, 1P connection)

For EVs equipped with a Type 2 (Mennekes) charging socket ie any EV or plug-in hybrid sold new in the UK or EU since 2018 eg...

All Tesla EVs

2018-on (only) Nissan LEAF


VW eGolf / eUp! / Passat PHEV

Renault Zoe



Mercedes / Daimler / Smart ED

Chevrolet Spark



MGs, etc etc, etc

Type 2 Plug 3P Options:

For detailed instructions on replacing the 3 main EVSE plug/cable sets, please click on the relevant blue heading above the EVSE photos, below...

Price includes P&P* & VAT**

Type 1

Type 2 - 1 Phase

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Type 2 - 3 Phase

Got A Charge-Point (EVSE) With one Plug Type and Just Bought an EV with The Other Socket Type?

You have 3 options:-

1/ Buy a second EVSE and either sell-on or keep the existing one.  Personally, I recommend the ‘free cable’ EVSE (rather than the tethered type you have now) as this can be used to charge EVs fitted with both types of socket (ie all modern EVs).  You can avoid the hassle of having to plug and unplug the cable from the EVSE every time you use it by simply leaving one cable connected to the EVSE (using a separate holster for proper plug stowage) which can simply be un-plugged from the EVSE when you need to charge an EV with the alternative socket type.  That EV will have to supply their own ‘free cable’ of course, but most EVs have one - for ‘opportunity charging’, etc.

2/ You can - relatively easily - swap the existing plug and cable for the alternative one (you are in the right place! - see the video below).  Generally, swapping just the plug is difficult as they are usually crimped on to the cable conductors using a specialist, high-power crimping tool.

3/  You can use an adaptor.  This option has 2 main advantages:-

    a/  You do not invalidate the EVSE warranty.

    b/  You to can continue to use your existing EVSE to charge suitably-equipped EVs in the future (without the adaptor, obviously).  See         here for 'Type 2 to Type 1 Adapter' and 'Type 1 to Type 2 Adapter'.

This product is a tethered single or three phase Type 1 or Type 2 (female) plug attached to either 2.5mm2 (16A) or 6.0mm2 (32A) cable, pre-terminated with ferrules for wiring into your EVSE (ie charge point - ChargeMaster, Rolec, PodPoint etc) for either damaged cables/plugs or where you want to change from one type of plug to the other.

PLEASE NOTE:  These leads are NOT compatible with Tesla Wall Chargers as the plugs on Tesla’s tethered EVSEs not only forward the PP connection all the way through to the EV (something I have not seen in any other EVSE other than in 13A-type portable ones where some have a temperature sensor on the 13A mains plug eg those supplied by BMW) but Tesla’s plugs also contain a temperature sensor which mine do not.  The absence of either of these features will render the Tesla EVSE inoperable.

** This company is *not* VAT registered.

Contact Us...

Email: sales@EVBitz.uk  -  Mob: 07788 138413  Landline: 01951 200197 

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Isle of Colonsay


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UK Registered Private Limited Company

I am not VAT registered so ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT!

Replacement 16A and 32A

Type 1 (1P) and Type 2 Female (1P & 3P)

Plugs with Tethered Leads

All Prices Include VAT & UK Postage

Non-UK Orders must pay for additional postage

Standard cable terminations shown - See note below

Free Royal Mail/ParcelForce postage is included* which usually takes 3-4 working days from the day of dispatch within mainland UK - but, due to our location, may take as much as 7 days.

(* UK orders only - ex-UK orders must have extra postage added - please see the ‘Shipping Information’ page)

Youtube video showing the cable-swap process on a Chargemaster/Polar EVSE (courtesyWheel Life - all about cars and bikes’)

Charging Sockets Fitted to EU EVs / PiHs

Please Note: - Returns on Type 1 cables are not permitted.  So, make sure your choice is correct before ordering.

Type 1 Plug Options: