Type 1 and Type 2 are two different types of charging connectors used for electric vehicles (EVs). The main difference between them is the shape and number of pins in the connector.
Type 1, also known as J1772, is a charging connector that has five pins and is commonly used in North America and Japan. It is a single-phase connector that can provide up to 16 amps of charging power.
Type 2, also known as ISIGMA , is a charging connector that has seven pins and is commonly used in Europe. It is a three-phase connector that can provide up to 32 amps of charging power.
In terms of compatibility, Type 1 is compatible with most North American and Japanese EVs, while Type 2 is compatible with most European EVs. However, many newer EVs now come with both Type 1 and Type 2 connectors, or support adapters that allow them to be used with either type of connector.
It's also worth noting that the charging speed and power capabilities of a specific charging station or EV will depend on the charging protocol supported, such as Level 1, Level 2, or DC fast charging, as well as the maximum charging rate of the EV's battery.