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  1. Charger types assistance

    General Charging Discussion
    That's all good to hear. Regarding over staying welcome at the charger. I would not use for a full charge, but for top ups. When I said local, maybe I should explain what I think of as local. The car has an estimated winter range of 50 to 60 miles. If I drive from home at full charge to a...
  2. Charger types assistance

    General Charging Discussion
    Can anyone give advice. I have the Smart Fortwo Coupe EQ (Electric) with on board 22kw charger. Can I plug my car in to a AC 43kw charging station? I assume the car would just draw the maximum 22kw from the charger, but am not sure. I don’t want to blow my car or the charger up until i know...
  3. Plug in car grant eligibility

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    To clarify. I have got the plug in car grant (£4500 off). But I am not sure of eligibility of the homecharge grant. I think I confused the two above in previous replies. This is because the fortwo appears to be not eligible but tgr forfour model is. Even though they are essentially the same...
  4. Plug in car grant eligibility

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    Yes, that is exactly what has confused me. I think I will contact the charge point supplier and ask them what they think, and go from there. If need be I will find a cheaper 7kw charger (Rolec perhaps) and get an electrician to just install that for me. At the end of the day all i really want /...
  5. Plug in car grant eligibility

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    I have looked at the other chargers, but have been told in the past that charge masters are one of the most reliable ones. I cant see that Smart or the dealer is at fault, (if anything i think the OLEV site is wrong), as all the Smart docs refer to the government grant as do their website, and...
  6. Plug in car grant eligibility

    General EV Discussion
    The model of car that I have just ordered will start production tomorrow, however the new electric fortwo was released (I think) at the end of last year. I am not sure how much assistance the dealer will be able to offer, as the charger musty be organised by myself, and the dealer has no real...
  7. Plug in car grant eligibility

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    [Sorry in advance if not posted in the right place] I've just placed an order on the new 22kw version of the Smart Fortwo EQ which i am very much looking forward to picking up in a few months. I just started to look online at getting a charge point for home installed, when i came across the...
  8. Home charger preperations?

    General Charging Discussion
    Thanks for the quick reply I thought that might be an answer. I did think this myself, but wanted another opinion really. I suppose it also assures i get warranty on all work too.
  9. Home charger preperations?

    General Charging Discussion
    I am going to be placing an order for my first EV soon, and will be getting a 32A 7kw chargemaster point installed in my garage. I was recently thinking about the install of this, and have a couple of questions. 1 - Can a charge point be mounted to a timber building? All installs i have seen...
  10. Home charger installation advice?

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    Thanks. In respnse to both your replies. I think I may just get a charger. But we will see. Yes. Ideas thinking if getting the winter package. Heating wheel and seats. It's only £250 more so really not to much extra if it saves me charge.
  11. Where to site home charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi. That's a great way of storing the cable. I will be getting a tethered chargemaster unit installed. The only place to put it is on the garage wall opposite the back door (narrow ish passage) so using this setup would reduce how much the charger takes up in terms of depth. Where did you get...
  12. Home charger installation advice?

    General Charging Discussion
    Yeah, I was just thinking that myself. I think, on the balance, just spending on the charger upfront will, in the long term work out being better, guaranteeing I get the money off, and have a future proofed setup. For just my car it is a bit overkill, though I can see my housemate getting an EV...
  13. Home charger installation advice?

    General Charging Discussion
    Thanks for getting back to me on that. It' nice hearing from a fellow owner of my soon to be car. And good to hear positive things. I see the point with pcp deal. Something to consider I suppose. At current. My plan is to buy outright at purchase and get my own choice of colours (grey...
  14. Home charger installation advice?

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    In that case. I think I will just hold off. I will get a site survey done by charge master when it gets closer to me ordering the car. Then they can advise me fircexaclty what they want for the Install. (Probably a cable run as new circuit as I stated). Then I will have a proper charger thats...
  15. Home charger installation advice?

    General Charging Discussion
    Well. Yes main CU has RCD protection. So that's covered. I assume you mean. Install a new cable from the main CU (in centre of house) to a single socket in the garage dedicated to the EV. This run would include 20m of SWA cable in the garden to the garage. Doing this would also mean if I want...
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