Car tech and accessories at Maplin


Hit the road with all the tech you need! Explore our wide range of car accessories to make sure your journeys go smoothly.

Keep yourself safe on the road and monitor your travels with a Dash Cam. Phone running low on battery? Check out our In Car Chargers and Phone Holders to stay powered up on the road.

And speaking of power, check out our wide range of Car Maintenance tech options, including battery chargers and tyre inflators.

Car tech at Maplin

Car Battery Chargers

Keep your car moving with our range of battery chargers, jump starters and EV charging cables!

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Understanding EV Electric Vehicle Charging Cables in the UK at Maplin

Understanding EV Charging Cables In The UK

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity around the world, including in the United Kingdom. As more people switch to EVs, the need for reliable and efficient charging solutions becomes paramount. A crucial component of EV charging infrastructure is the charging cable. In this article, we will cover the different types of EV charging cables available in the UK, factors to consider when choosing one, the various plug types, safety guidelines, and address frequently asked questions.

A Beginner's Guide To Dash Cams

If you've ever wondered what those small cameras mounted on car dashboards were, wonder no more. Dash cams have become increasingly popular among drivers, providing valuable evidence in case of accidents or other driving incidents. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about dash cams, including how they work, the different types available, installation tips, benefits, essential features to look for, legal considerations, and even how to integrate dash cam footage into insurance claims.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use an EV charging cable in the rain?

Yes, most charging cables are built to withstand rain and other weather conditions. However, it's vital to ensure that the connectors are dry before plugging them into your EV to avoid any potential electrical short circuits.

How long does it take to charge an EV with an EV charging cable?

The charging time depends on various factors, including the EV's battery size, the charging cable's amperage, and the charging station's capabilities. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few hours to several hours for a full charge.

Can I leave my EV charging cable plugged in overnight?

Yes, it is safe to leave your EV charging cable plugged in overnight. Most modern EVs and charging cables have built-in safety features that prevent overcharging once the battery reaches full capacity.

What are the benefits of dash cams?

  • Accident evidence: In case of an accident, dash cam footage can provide crucial evidence to determine fault and assist in insurance claims.
  • Protection against fraudulent claims: Dash cams can protect you against fraudulent insurance claims by providing irrefutable video evidence.
  • Driver behavior monitoring: With GPS-enabled dash cams, you can track your driving habits and identify areas for improvement, such as excessive speed or harsh braking.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your drives are being recorded can provide peace of mind, especially during long road trips or in unfamiliar areas.