Coiled cables are distinguished by their flexibility and ability to be neatly coiled, so they take up less space and are easier to handle than regular cables. This makes them particularly suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Moreover, they are more resistant to bending, folding or twisting, which is also positive for maintaining the insulation and integrity of the charging cable. So easier to store and more durable!

Using a coiled cable offers significant benefits for electric vehicles, including improved safety and charging efficiency. coiled cables, usually a type 2 charging cable, have better resistance to contamination and wear, thanks to their unique design.

A coiled cable vs a straight charging cable

Just what are the differences you can expect in use between a coil cable and a straight charging cable?

Flexibility and storage

  • Coiled charging cable: Provides excellent flexibility and is easy to store due to its coiled shape, taking up less space. Ideal for users who value order and neatness. Neat storage is also faster because a coiled cable assumes its compact shape more quickly and easily.
  • Straight Charging cable: Long and flexible, but can be more difficult to store and takes up more space, which can lead to a messy trunk.

Durability and use

  • coiled charging cable: The coiled shape means less chance of kinking and damage, making the cable last longer. In addition, the coiled cable is more likely to stay above the ground, preventing it from touching the ground and coming into less contact with dirt.
  • Straight charging Cable: Can get dirty more easily because it comes in contact with the ground more often, leading to more wear and maintenance.

Safety and pricing

  • coiled charging cable: Higher purchase price than a straight cable. But this reduces the risk of tripping and in many cases is a more cost-effective long-term choice because of its durability. Features additional heat resistance, pressure resistance, and waterproof properties.
  • Straight charging Cable: Provides a longer range, but with a higher risk of tripping and possible damage due to more frequent contact with the ground.

The choice between a coiled charging cable and a straight charging cable depends on personal preferences and specific user needs.

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    Ease and speed of storage

    Storing a coiled cable offers significant time savings thanks to its natural ability to roll itself up. Not only are these cables easier to store, they also reduce the risk of clutter, making them an ideal choice for both home and workplace use. Depending on the parking location relative to the charging station, different lengths are available from Voldt:

    • 5-meter cables: Suitable for home or workplace charging stations where the car can be parked nearby.
    • 8-meter cables: Unique in the market! Ideal for situations where the car is farther from the charging station or when you need to charge in different locations.

    Reduced Exposure to dirt and wear.

    coiled cables offer a smart solution for reducing dirt and wear, contributing to the durability and reliability of electric vehicle charging. Due to their unique design, these cables stay at a distance from the ground during charging, significantly reducing dirt accumulation. This aspect is further enhanced by the integrated springs in the cable, which ensure that the cable does not come into contact with the ground and is therefore less likely to become dirty.

    Safety advantages

    coiled cables significantly increase safety when charging electric vehicles due to their thoughtful design and functionalities. Here are some safety advantages highlighted:

    • Weather resistance: Voldt's coil cables (as well as all other cables) are waterproof (IP65 certification) when connected to both the car and the charging station. This makes them safe for use in all weather conditions, so don't worry about rain or snow while charging.
    • Ergonomic and durable design:
    • Each end of our coil cables is equipped with an ergonomically shaped handle, making connecting and disconnecting smooth and easy.
    • The plugs are made from 1 part. Thus, no screws or glue are used to assemble them.
    • The contact pins are made of 100% copper and silver-plated to prevent rust and corrosion.

    These features highlight how Voldt's coiled cables not only provide ease of use, but also add an extra layer of safety to electric vehicle charging.

    Cost consideration

    When considering coiled cable versus straight charging cable for electric vehicles, price plays an important role in decision making. Here is a detailed comparison based on cost:

    coiled cables have a more complex manufacturing process than straight cables, resulting in higher costs, and will still quickly be 30% more expensive than a straight charging cable. But the convenience and durability speak for themselves.

    Conclusion

    Clearly, there are several advantages to using a coiled charging cable to charge your electric car. The design offers unparalleled flexibility, space savings and durability. In addition to minimizing exposure to dirt and wear, these cables increase the safety and efficiency of the charging process, making them a worthwhile investment for any EV owner.

    Considering the purchase of a coil cable requires consideration of both initial costs and long-term benefits. Given coverage under certain insurance policies for possible damage or theft, along with the inherent advantages in terms of safety, durability and convenience, choosing a coil cable can contribute significantly to a positive electric vehicle experience. With proper care and maintenance, coil cables from Voldt offer a reliable and efficient charging solution that fits well within the dynamic lifestyle of modern EV users. Moreover, at Voldt you will find coiled cables of up to 8 meters in length, unique in the market!

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