There are 4 different electric vehicle charging modes.
Electric vehicles are a rapidly growing market. More and more electric vehicles are taking over our streets and therefore the electric vehicle charging infrastructure is expanding. In addition, the charging speed options come with higher mode numbers.
Mode 1: Mode 1 (Schuko mode) is a home outlet that uses a simple extension cord for charging without any safety device in between. This mode is so unpopular that mass manufacturers no longer use it because the leader is always live. Mode 1 is dangerous and has a very slow battery charging rate (close to 40-60 hours from 0 to 100%).
Mode 2 is also known as a portable electric car charger. This mode supports charging from Schuko and CEE sockets. The built-in charger in the car converts AC* to DC** and controls the battery charge. In addition, we can plug this EV charging mode lead into a standard outlet (typically 15A-16A) and it takes 14-16 hours to fully charge the battery capacity. Depending on the size of the battery.
This is a fixed point AC charger for residential or light commercial use. This mode 3 can be used in 2 ways. For example, the charging cable can be connected directly to the charging unit, or it can be a detachable cable that you can carry in your vehicle and plug into the charging unit. With mode 3, the battery will be charged in 4-9 hours.
Mode 4 fixed point DC charger. In other words, "fast charger" mode 4 is the fastest way to charge your electric vehicle. Fast charging stations are very expensive, which is why they are often publicly available. Not all electric cars are approved for it either. This mode can charge a car to 80% in less than 1 hour.