2013 Prius-Plugin modified for type 2 socket

The 2013 Toyota Prius-Plugin is fitted with a SAE J1772/IEC62196 type 1 socket for external charging. In Germany most of the charging stations are supporting at least a IEC62196 type 2 connection. So one needs to deal with a adapter cable on such chargers. But that only works in case the charger is fitted with just a socket and the driver needs to bring its own cable between charger and car. I have seen an increasing number of chargers (made by ABB and others) that have a fix cable attached to it. On such stations a adapter cable will not work because of the type 2 connector design (pin length). Hence I can not charge my Prius there. So time for a change…

Type 2 connector on Prius-Plugin.

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