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I need to buy a Type 2 to Type 2 charging Lead.
Can I buy a three phase lead, and will it work on a single phase supply?
The reason for my question is that I may, at some time, charge on a three phase supply and don't want to buy a separate lead.
 

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As far as I know, all LEAFs have onboard single phase chargers only so you only need a single phase charging cable. The same cable works perfectly fine on both single phase and three phase charging points.
 

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I need to buy a Type 2 to Type 2 charging Lead.
Can I buy a three phase lead, and will it work on a single phase supply?
The reason for my question is that I may, at some time, charge on a three phase supply and don't want to buy a separate lead.
Yes, a three phase lead will work fine on a single phase supply.

Bear in mind if you get a three phase capable car, it usually comes with its own Type lead.
 

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I suspect the OP is not planning on getting a 3 phase charging car but merely wants to charge his Leaf from a public 3 phase charger: hence a 3 phase cable would be entirely pointless.
 

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...Bear in mind if you get a three phase capable car, it usually comes with its own Type lead.
Probably irrelevant to the OP, but in this thread A 7.2/3.6kw charging mystery it looks like a Merc 300 DE gets supplied with a 3-phase cable, but only has 16A wires in the charger cable. So it will charge at a max of 7.4kW from a genuine 3-phase EVSE, unusual kit here in UK, and if plugged into a single phase EVSE it will only charge at 3.7 kW! So they've skimped on cable quality, as with a 32A cable it would do 7.4 kW on a single phase charger. Those buying Bevs with 3-phase charging need to be aware of this possibility!
 

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3 phase cables are also notoriously heavy and stiff, so awkward to use.
 

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If you can lift a petrol hose you can lift a 3-phase cable. ;)
Sure, but most people wouldn't choose to try and roll one up and fit it in the boot every time they needed it.
 
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