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  1. Mennekes Type 2 32A 3-phase Cable Swap

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    I have a Mennekes Type 2 to Type 2 (Mode 3) 32A 3-phase 7.5m straight cable (no. 36130) that came new from MB Temple Fortune when I bought a used approved B250e (2016 MY) in late 2018. I find that it is too long for my needs and I'm looking to swap mine for a Mennekes coiled version between 4 &...
  2. Travelling in France with a Leaf 40

    Nissan Leaf40
    This summer we're going to be travelling through France with our Leaf 40, and I'd like to ask if there any up to the minute tips anyone can give for such a trip. I've seen there are Chademo rapid chargers around, with an attached cable, but I've noticed some of them have a Chademo option with...
  3. Cheapest/free RFID card

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi all - I’m relatively new to EVs. The car park at my local station uses an old charging system. It can be activated by an RFID card - it doesn’t matter what network the card is linked to, it just needs a card to start. However, I don’t have an RFID card and it seems the only one widely...
  4. Charging a Volt / Ampera using a Zappi 2 Charger

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Good morning all, I have a basic 16 Amp Chargemaster charge point which does what it should and the Volt is happy to charge on immediate charge or on delayed charge from it. In October I had a new 32 Amp Zappi 2 installed in addition, as I had heard of all the clever things that this technology...
  5. We want your input: EV charging research study

    General EV Discussion
    We are conducting research to understand how we can best make EV charging more convenient for all people. We would be grateful if you can take part and help shape the future of EV charging. Follow this link to take part, and thank you for your time!
  6. Charge scheduling - what are you doing?

    Tesla Model 3
    I'm keen to know if I'm being a complete fool with my charge scheduling. Our model 3 doesn't seem to want to do it. Now, I'll admit the app for our home charger is shockingly bad but I still managed to set it up for a schedule. But nothing happened. I had heard the rumours that the Model 3 has...
  7. E-Corsa charging types

    General EV Discussion
    I have an E-Corsa on order as a Company Car due for delivery in May 2020. I have had a email from the fleet company saying: Further to your recent order for the Vauxhall Corsa-e, the dealership have advised us that at the time the order was quoted the only available vehicle was the Corsa-e with...
  8. To charge or not to charge?

    General EV Discussion
    I have a quick question about the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: I fully charged the battery then drove around and the battery is about 3/4 full. I've heard that regularly topping up the battery can lead to a faster degradtion? I've also heard using the CHADEMO chargers can also depelete the...
  9. Charger backend cabling info

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi - new here, sorry if discussion topic already exists! Looking to installing some EV charging equipment for a business but want to make sure that I’m not getting ripped off by contractors bidding to do the work. When it comes to the cabling connecting to the building’s power, are there...
  10. Charging rate

    Tesla Model 3
    I'm still awaiting my home charge point so using nearby points. The first couple of times I plugged into a CCS Rapid and got around 43kW. Tonight the rapid was in use when I passed so I went to a twin outlet where both sockets are rated at 22kW. I thought I would be able to bump up the charge...
  11. Cardiff to Falmouth 24kw Leaf how good are the chargers

    Nissan LEAF24 & LEAF30
    Hello Can anyone tell me how reliable the chargers are between Cardiff and Falmouth Cornwall. Thank you
  12. Supercharger Question

    General Tesla Motors Discussion
    Noob question here about my pending Model 3. It has a CCS port, but the top part of the CCS port is the Type 2 / Tesla part. Given that Model S's etc have only this part, does this mean that the Model 3 can use either charge cable at the Tesla Superchargers? And if not, why not? Many thanks
  13. Anyone else having problems with there dummy socket wall mount???

    General Charging Discussion
    Just ordered a dummy socket wall mount off amazon to keep my cable from breaking and pins getting damaged and i'm already running into problems, is anyone else having problems or is it just mine??
  14. Scheduled Charging - what am I doing wrong?!?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Please help a new owner..... I picked up my used 7.5 Advance last week and loving it so far but i’m Struggling with the scheduled charging. What I expect should happen = with a schedule set and ticked in e-Manager I plug the car in and press the schedule button under the VW badge..... if the...
  15. PROBLEMS WITH THE CHARGING CABLE OF EV'S (DT PROJECT)

    General EV Discussion
    I am a student doing my GCSE's right now in England, and for my project I am thinking of creating a retractable charging cable (similar design to a retractable garden hose). So far I thought this would be a beneficial idea due to the following problems with current chargers: Having to...
  16. Charging and terraced housing

    General Charging Discussion
    I'm a journalist researching charging points and electric cars. I'm looking to speak with people who live in terraced housing and feel more needs to be done to improve access to charging points. My email is [email protected] If you're affected by this and would feel comfortable talking to...
  17. Charging in the current extreme heat - issue?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    I noticed yesterday that despite my car being parking in the shade the 13A 3-pin plug charging cable (aka granny cable) kept disconnecting. My app and the car said it was connected but not charging. I reset the black box a few times but it kept doing it. Anyone else had this problem? It's...
  18. Problems charging iPace from 13amp 3 pin socket

    General Charging Discussion
    Occasionally it is convenient to charge using a standard 3 pin socket. This works fine at my house, my sons house and at the dealership. However at 2 locations, a holiday rental house and a hotel, the car did not get past the initialing phase and no charge was added. Does anyone else have this...
  19. Electrical Consumer Unit Refresh pre-charger install (sub main not needed?)

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, I'm getting my Consumer Unit Refreshed before I get my charger install (FYI the charger will have 6mA DC protection built in). The Charger manufacturer suggests putting a submain in for it to keep the EV point away from the main house fuse board to alleviate any potential nuisance...
  20. Does Heat affect charging?

    Nissan Leaf40
    Yesterday, the weather was very hot - 35 degrees in the South East. I plugged my 40kWH Leaf into our home Pod 7kw charger as usual, at about 6pm, with about 25% charge remaining to charge overnight. To my surprise, by this morning, I had still not received the Charge Finished notification on...
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