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  1. NEW to all things EV :-)

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi Folks need Bit of help on EV home charge units , i have a car ordered due Early April Hyundai IONIQ EV Looking on Web about home charge units and OK i can get £500 Grant off with their inflated prices and have to pay about 3-400 for th install Im ok with but NO idea which unit to go for ...
  2. Pod Point - installation/regs question

    General Charging Discussion
    Hello, first post here. I have signed up to Pod Point for a home charger and had an email saying they could not run cables under floor through my lounge next to existing cables due to regs. The existing cables are HDMI cables and coax/sky. Does this sound right - it seemed odd to me and I'm...
  3. EV Buying - help!

    General EV Discussion
    I'm really interested in buying an EV, and feel the time is right to move away from the traditional ICE we have all been used to.. Having looked into various Brands etc. I feel overwhelmed with the level of detail, and would really appreciate some guidance from EV owners, to understand what are...
  4. Max cable length for home charger install

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've put in a reservation for a new MG ZS EV which should come with an installed home charge point as part of the deal. Whilst there isn't info on brands or installers yet, I know that I'll have a non-standard install as my home has been extended and the distribution board is in the...
  5. Whats the KWH for Delphi Granby cable for zoe

    Renault ZOE
    Hi. Just bought a Delphi Granny charger from ebay for the zoe, i think Delphi is for the i3??. To my surprise its taking more longer than expected. What does the granny lead charge at KWH? From 30% it said 13 hours for full and in the morning when i woke up it was fully charged. A week ago from...
  6. WHAT IS SMART CHARGING?

    General Charging Discussion
    This article will explain smart charging and the features you should look for when choosing a home charge point with smart technology. WHAT IS SMART CHARGING? Smart charging is technology which allows you to monitor, control and optimise your energy usage when charging your electric vehicle...
  7. Rapid charging at home research (survey takes 1 minute!)

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, I have a survey for a proposed rapid charging system for home use. The research is part of a university project and is just an idea but would hugely appreciate any responses. It's only 6 questions and takes one minute! The questions are for EV owners and ask about charging habits etc. Rapid...
  8. Is premium BP Chargemaster unit worth the extra £ for data collection?

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi folks, I’m picking up my used Renault Zoe 20 this week and am very excited :)) I’m selecting a home charger and think I’m leaning towards the Pod Point. I was wondering if anyone had purchased or had any views on whether paying for the data collection feature on the BP Chargemaster premium...
  9. EV FAQ

    General EV Discussion
    Hello everyone, My name is James and I am posting about the new site I have launched; www.electricvehicleexpert.com The aim of the site is to try to help the transition to electric vehicles by providing the information and answers to all topics around electric vehicles. I have started this...
  10. Pod Point Solo Home charger

    Nissan Leaf40
    Over the past months, I have intermittent failing to charge on my 6KW charger at home. As the Unit is in my garage and the cable come through the wall, I did not see the RED light on the Solo Charge Point until recently. Powering off the Pod Point seems to reset it. In the last few weeks, it...
  11. Getting Home Charging Point Explained

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi guys, could someone please summarise the steps needed in getting charging point installed? I know there are some discounts + government grant scheme, there is also a list of installers etc..but how and where to start? What to remember? What to consider and avoid? Could someone with a...
  12. EV Wannabe in Cornwall

    Ice Breakers
    Hi everyone, I have seen the light and want to switch to EV away from... Wait for it... A Nissan 350z. As you can appreciate some considerable savings in running costs to be made! A Nissan Leaf should do the trick but I am currently trying to work through the home charge conundrum. I have...
  13. Help please - non standard installation of Home charger

    General Charging Discussion
    hi all Please forgive me being a total novice, but... I am buying a 2015 renault zoe, and trying to sort out installation of a home charger. We live in an end of terrace house. We have a driveway, but it’s in front of our garage, which is in a block of 3 garages behind our home. Our meter is...
  14. Buying a home charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi Guys, The home charging market seems to be increasingly competitive, with lots of new chargers coming to market. I’m curious - how did everyone think about choosing their charger? What’s was important in your decision making process: Price? Speed? Functionality (e.g. WiFi, GPRS, etc.)...
  15. Zappi charger, + other PV diversion priorities

    General Charging Discussion
    So just had a Zappi installed recently with the HARVI. I have an Immersun diversion unit that was already in place that diverts excess to the hot water tank. As the Zappi is not actually talking to my Immersun diversion unit I am wondering what the priorities are if my BEV is plugged into the...
  16. Sold ROLEC 32A 7kW tethered home charger £125

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    ROLEC 32A 7kW tethered home charger for sale £125. Sold as seen in pictures, obviously used, was wall mounted outdoors on my garage. 3 years old, was fitted and removed by OLEV registered installer. I recently had it replaced with a more modern ZAPPI home charger, that is now linked and working...
  17. Best Home Charger

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    So reading around on this the Rolec seems to have a poor reliability record, Chargemaster doesn't seem to be much better leaving Pod Point as the somewhat expensive winner. Is that the gathered wisdom ? I bought my Advance just before deliveries went out so got 20% discount on a fully loaded...
  18. Home Chargepoint and Insurance

    General Charging Discussion
    Over the weekend my neighbours had a car fire which melted the cover of my Pod-Point charger. Talking to the house insurers (Direct Line) this morning they initially said they couldn't pay for its repair because it was excluded as a "car accessory", but I talked them round, pointing out that it...
  19. Domestic driveway charger on a post/pole/plinth/pillar?

    General Charging Discussion
    I've got an electric car test drive booked, and am doing background reading for my domestic charging options - assuming I do buy an EV. We have a double parking space on our property, directly off the quiet residential road, separated from the house by a small sloped lawn. To minimise trip...
  20. My Nissan Leaf journey is over :-(

    Ice Breakers
    Hi, I've had my Leaf for two years but as we are leaving the country shortly, it didn't make sense to extend my hire purchase :-( However, I have still got my home charging point and would like to sell it before I leave. Does anyone know of anybody who needs one? We are based in Sheffield...
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