ModulEV Modular European & Scandinavian charger extension system (compatible all EVs)

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These adaptors are compatible with the bulkier type of UK 13A plug now used on all EV chargers. Whilst the Tesla gen 1 and 2 13A plug will also fit, the specific Tesla compatible ModulEV system offers faster charging rates. 

Using an EV 'granny charger' in the UK is relatively simple, as domestic locations only have standard 13A sockets. In contrast, charging abroad can be a confusing minefield! You need to navigate a range of different sockets which look deceptively similar, yet may be in incompatible with some plugs, even when they physically fit together.

Following extensive research and feedback from frustrated EV users, we developed the ModulEV® EV charging system. ModulEV® is a modular system, which enables the charging of an EV both within the UK and across Europe and Scandinavia. It provides a unique, simple, cost effective, compact and expandable solution:

  • Connect the required adaptor to the ModulEV® 13A socket lead, by simply pushing the connectors together and twisting to lock. In the UK the system can be used as your normal granny charger extension lead by using the UK adaptor.
  • When you travel abroad, purchase the appropriate adaptor/s for the countries your journey will take you through. The ModulEV® universal CEE7/7 plug adaptor can be connected to both Schuko and French sockets, providing a single solution for the majority of Europe and Scandinavia. A range of other adaptors are available to ensure that you can charge from any suitable domestic and many commercial sockets across Europe and Scandinavia.   
  • Plug the adaptor into the supply socket. Outside of the UK use a socket tester to confirm whether the supply is wired correctly for your EV charger.
  • If your EV charger is sensitive to polarity (e.g. the Tesla Gen 1 UMC), a polarity reversal lead is available. If the socket tester indicates reverse polarity, insert the polarity reversal lead between the adaptor and the ModulEV 13A socket lead. This will reverse the polarity. The use of a polarity reversal lead means that unlike other systems, you only need one version of each adaptor.
  • Turn the power off and plug your EV charger into the ModulEV® 13A socket unit, and charge as you would in the UK. Unlike any other available UK weatherproof socket, this version closes shut with the more bulky type of 13A plug now used on all EV chargers including Tesla Mobile Connectors.
    • Modular connectors enables expansion of the system as your travels progress. The total length can be increased to a maximum of 25m by adding modular extension cables.

    Modular Design

    The ModulEV® 13A socket unit is fitted with a weatherproof IP65 modular connector. Following an extensive search for a suitable connector and months of testing, we chose this one as it is widely being adopted as the universal standard for stage/event lighting. Its compact size (it can easily pass through a letter box or other restricted space), reliability and unique twist/lock design, make it ideal for this application. The connector enables the ModulEV® system to be expanded with a range of other modular components. As well as extension cables to increase the length, adaptors are available to enable it to be used with sockets across Europe and Scandinavia.

    Typical Applications

    1. The 10m ModulEV 13A socket  lead is connected to the 13A UK adaptor to create an extension lead to use with a 'granny' charger within the UK.

     

    2. When travelling to France the UK adaptor is removed by simply pressing the button on the ModulEV connector and turning it 90 degrees. The Schuko/French adaptor is then connected; a change which takes a matter of seconds.

    3. In Denmark the socket is further away from the EV, so a 10m modular extension cable is used in between the Danish adaptor and the ModulEV 13A socket lead.

    Adaptor Options

    The adaptors and modular extension cables on this page can be used both with this 13A ModulEV® system (which is compatible with the 13A plug on both Tesla gen 1 and gen 2 chargers) and the specific ModulEV® Tesla gen 2 compatible system. They will not function on their own, or in conjunction with any other product.


    13A UK Socket Lead (Required)

    The 13A socket module forms the basis of any system. Fitted with either 2m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m ad 25m of cable robust rubber cable.

    The option for an in-line RCD is also available. An RCD is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you come into contact with a live wire or current. RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide.  

    Modular Extension Cables

    Modular extension cables can be used to extend the ModulEV® adaptor. More than one lead can be used to extend the total overall length to a maximum of 25m.

    Polarity Reversal Adaptor

    Used in conjunction with a socket tester to first check the supply, if required the polarity reversal adaptor is inserted between the selected adaptor and the ModulEV 13A socket lead in order to reverse the polarity.

     

    UK 13A Adaptor

    Enables the lead to be connected to domestic sockets within the UK, so that it can be used as your main 'granny' charger extension lead.

    Schuko

    French

    Universal Schuko/French Adaptor

    The universal CEE 7/7 adaptor fits both Schuko and French types sockets and is the main adaptor required for the majority of Europe and Scandinavia.

    Traditional Italian Socket

    New Bipasso Socket

    Italian Adaptors 10A and 16A

    Historically Italy has had its own specific socket, available in 10A and 16A versions. However, many buildings now have the Bipasso/Schuko socket, which can be used with both Italian and Schuko plugs.

    The universal Schuko/French adaptor will therefore work anywhere in Italy where the Bipasso/Schuko socket is available. However the challenge may be in older buildings, where only traditional Italian sockets are provided. 

    Whilst many sockets in Italy will accept both 10A and 16A plugs, some will only accept one type, so for complete peace of mind both adaptors would be required. Please note that use of the 10A adaptor will limit charging to 10A and this must be dialled down on your EV.

    Swiss Adaptor

    Switzerland and Liechtenstein use their own specific socket, available in 10A and 16A versions. 10A plugs can be inserted into 16A sockets, but the reverse is not possible. 

    For complete peace of mind both adaptors would be required. Alternatively just the 10A version could be used as it will fit both sockets, although please note that with the 10A, adaptor charging will be limited to 10A and this must be dialled down on your EV.

    Danish Adaptor

    Denmark and Greenland use their own 16A socket. Whilst the socket looks similar to a Schuko/French socket, they must not be used together. Although they will fit, the earth will not be connected, which is extremely hazardous for EV charging. The Danish adaptor must be used for these sockets.

    From 2008 French sockets were allowed to be fitted in Denmark, with Schuko sockets supported from 2011. The universal Schuko/French adaptor will therefore work in Denmark where either of these sockets are fitted. Data on their prevalence is not available, and so it is likely that in many places a Danish adaptor will still be required.

    CEE 230v 16A Adaptor

    The 230v 16A adaptor enables the ModuEV® 13A socket to be connected to the blue 16A CEE sockets which are found at campsites and marinas across Europe. In the UK these are always wired in a standard way, but in Europe the polarity may be reversed. If the socket tested indicates that the polarity is reverse, insert the polarity reversal lead.

    CEE 230v 32A Adaptor

    Commonly used in industrial locations and power installations at temporary sites.

    As the ModulEV® system is rated at 16A max, an adaptor with a 16A MCB is required. The enclosure has a built in ModuLEV connector, allowing it to be plugged in directly to the ModulEV socket, or via an extension cable.

    The standalone 32A to 13A socket adaptor may provide a more cost effective solution where the flexibility of the ModulEV system is not required and 13A max charging is sufficient.

    CEE 415v 16A Adaptor

    The 415v 16A adaptor enables the EV travel adaptor to be connected to these sockets, which are commonly used in industrial locations and power installations at temporary sites.

    CEE 415v 32A Adaptor

    Commonly used in industrial locations and power installations at temporary sites.

    As the ModulEV® system is rated at 16A max, an adaptor with a 16A MCB is required. The enclosure has a built in ModuLEV connector, allowing it to be plugged in directly to the ModulEV socket, or via an extension cable.

    The standalone 32A to 13A socket adaptor may provide a more cost effective solution where the flexibility of the ModulEV system is not required and 13A max charging is sufficient.

     

    The Electrical Safety First website provides a fantastic resource to check the type of sockets used in any county worldwide. For more technical information, the Digital Museum of Plugs and Sockets provides a fascinating resource.

    ModulEV® socket specification

    • Weatherproof IP66 rated high quality 13A socket, compatible with all UK EV 'granny charger' 13A plugs.
    • Socket can be locked shut with a small padlock with a maximum diameter of 5.5mm (not included).
    • Weatherproof IP65 modular connector.
    • 1.5mmsq cable for high current applications available in 2m, 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m and 25m lengths.
    • Industrial specification H07RN-F rubber cable, specifically manufactured for harsh environments with high mechanical, chemical, water and UV resistance. Flexibility and performance is retained over a wide temperate range (-25 to 55°C). Find out what’s so special about this cable
    • A socket tester must always be used to ensure correct polarity.
    • PAT tested.

    ModulEV® adaptors specification

    • 0.3m of the largest diameter H07RN-F rubber cable which will safely fit the specific plug: 
      • 2.5mmsq - IEC 230v (16A), IEC 415v (16A), universal Schuko/French adaptor (16A)
      • 1.5mmsq - Danish adaptor (16A), Italian adaptor (16A), Swiss adaptor (16A), UK (13A)
      • 1mmsq - Italian adaptor (10A), Swiss adaptor (10A)
    • Weatherproof IP65 modular connector.
    • MCB protected adaptors use a Gewiss robust IP55 weatherproof DIN enclosure (overall dimensions W105mm x H170mm x D98mm) with a 16A type B MCB.
    • PAT tested.

    ModulEV® modular extension cable specification

    • 2.5mmsq H07RN-F rubber cable, to enable cross compatibility with the Tesla Gen 2 compatible ModulEV system.
    • Weatherproof IP65 modular connector at both ends.
    • PAT tested.

    If you require an adaptor which is not listed, please do get in touch, as we can make adaptors for almost any international socket, many from stock.