There are a number of charging connectors
The options for different types of connectors are as follows:
The ESB in Ireland support three different types of connectors:
Fig 1.1 The three connectors supported by the ESB
DC chargers can usually deliver more power than AC chargers. This is because an onboard rectifier is not needed for DC charging because the rectifier is in the charging station itself.
1Power: 400kW (DC)2Voltage: Max 500V3Current Max 125A4Communication: CAN
"The CCS combines single-phase with rapid three-phase charging using alternating current at a maximum of 43 kilowatts (kW), as well as direct-current charging at a maximum of 200 kW and the future perspective of up to 350 kW – all in a single system." - taken from the CCS combo specification 1.0 at: spec 1.0.
1Power: Max 43kW (AC) / Max 350kW (DC)2Voltage: Max 500V3Current Max 125A4Communication: PWM / PLC