I have several times found myself at a type 2 charging station, with a fixed cable and a type 2 (female) socket.
My 2014 Leaf has the type 1 charge port (besides the Chademo port).
At home I have a wallbox without fixed cable, just a socket. I have a connection cable type 2 male, to type 1.
What puzzles me is that I can plug in that charge cable (type 2 male) in the socket of a fixed cable public charge station. It seems to fit mechanical, although it does lock. But it won't start to charge. I suppose something is not right.
Now, can I pujrchase someting like this?
I do not see an apparent difference in the male type 2 connector, between this cable and my own cable. What makes it that my charge cable does not work as a type 2 to type 1 extender?
I wonder as well why these sockets are so expensive? It it still reeasonable , that a CEE caravan connector cost roughly around 10-20 dollar, where an charging adapter is hardly available as spare part and costs at least around 80 dollar.