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  1. Rolec 14CSQs (Smart Charger)

    General Charging Discussion
    Has anyone come across Rolec's Smartchargers requirement of a GPRS signal of 14CSQs? - Its in the small print of the Rolecs specification Goggle: rolec wallpod ev homesmart datasheet How is anybody meant to measure CSQs before getting a Rolec Smart charger installed? (Without mega expensive...
  2. Use Leaf Mk1 Type-1 Cable With 530E Type-2 Charger With Adapter?

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi all, I had a 6.6kW Type-1 Rolec WallPod charger installed about 3 or 4 years ago for a Nissan Leaf Mk1 and I now drive a BMW 530E with a Type 2 charger. I bought a Type 1 to Type 2 adapter but when I plug it in, the BMW shows a message "mains power too low" and the light on the WallPod stays...
  3. Identify rolec charger

    General EV Discussion
    Hi. I had a rolec untethered charger fitted for free a few years ago even though I didn’t have an EV or any plans to get one. I’m now ordering one and I’m trying to find out if mine is a 16A or a 32A. I’ve looked all over the unit and can’t find any mention of the power output. The control /...
  4. Type 2 Tethered Cable 32amp / 7.2kW - 5 metre Electric Vehicle Charging Cable

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    I have only used this cable once to charge my car and had to replace it for a 10m cable as it was annoying manoeuvring cars in the driveway. In prime condition, fully working and all black materials (casing and wire). The 5m cable was from my Rolec 32amp / 7.2kW wall pod. Feel free to ask any...
  5. Help with charging solution

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    I am new to the EV scene. Just recently had a Rolec type 2,7.2kW, 5m tethered charger installed in my driveway but the cable is too short. What are the best options for me to change it to a 10m type 2 tethered cable? I got a quote from the company that installed it and it’s £200, which I find...
  6. Resetting a Rolec charger

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    This morning my rolec charger didn't charge my car using the timer. I put this down to user error and was able to make use of a rapid to get sufficient charge for the day. On returning home on 12% I plugged in as normal and commenced charging but within a few seconds charging stopped. I...
  7. What is the maximum charge rate l could get on a 250e?

    General Mercedes EV Discussion
    What is the maximum charge rate l could get on a 250e? At home on a 7.2 kWh Rolec? On a public changing station? On this off market USA device which would invalidate the Mercedes guarantee ? Are there limits Mercedes have set? My 7.2 kWh is changing at around 16 amps so I think I’m...
  8. New Ampera owner Bristol :D

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    Hello everyone. I have been a fan of this forum for quite a while and have learnt a lot from everyone's posts thank you for everything that you have contributed. Finally took the plunge and sold my much loved Mk1 Golf GTI Cabriolet while being haggled down mercilessly (not my best skill) and...
  9. Which Home Charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi, Since taking delivery of my BMW 330e a few months ago I have been relying on plugging the granny charger into a 13A socket in the garage and running the charging cable out under the garage door. I then leave the charging plug tucked away in the corner of the driveway when I go out. With...
  10. Charge point install preperation

    General Charging Discussion
    I'm going to be getting a rolec 7kw charge point installed soon, though I've not contacted them yet. The distance between the main CU and the garage is 30m. However the charge point location will need a further 5m of cable. The garage currently has power to it, but the cable is only 4mm and...
  11. Type 2 Cable Test facility.

    General Charging Discussion
    My home charge point, a Rolec 32A / 7kW unit was installed in January 2018. As I wanted a longer cable than standard an 'untethered' unit was installed. After some delay I now have both the EV (a 94Ah i3) and a cable, however I cannot charge the car (except via the EVSE lead). The charge point...
  12. Sold ROLEC 32A 7kW tethered home charger £125

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    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...
  13. Rolec charge controller pinout

    General Charging Discussion
    I have a Rolec 32A 7.2kW WallPod EV HomeCharge charger. Wondering what the various unused connections to the controller (ACSE0020) are for. Rolec (Gary Frost) won't tell me, he says "it's a secret, like the formula to Cocoa-Cola". Very odd/stupid/annoying. So... Here is a list of connections...
  14. Rolex 32amp home charger

    General Charging Discussion
    Once more i have issues with the Rolec 32amp home charging unit. the unit is very basic it contains a 32amp rcb, a siemens ev controller and a connector module. The fault again is the siemens controller it is causing false handshakes between vechile and unit 2 previous times totally failed. So...
  15. Problem with Rolec home charger

    General Charging Discussion
    I'm on my 2nd LEAF now. Had a 32A charger fitted May 2015. Been fine from day one, a couple of times it's tripped on it's own accord and the cable tidy is rusty, but overall works ok. Yesterday it stopped charging the car at 91% SOC. Charger has no lights at all. Power to the charger and the...
  16. Rolec charger meltdown

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    Just been charging my Tesla for a couple of hours when I suddenly had to pop out. Stopped the charge and unplugged from the Rolec, but noticed the end plug on the cable was very hot. Looks like one of the pins has overheated and started melting things! Looking at the wall pod it's the right...
  17. Norfolk newbie

    Ice Breakers
    Hi folks, I've just put down a deposit on a used 2014 Zoe - very exciting - and am looking currently looking at home charging options and could do with some help! As the car has had one owner I'm not eligible for the free Chargemaster point from Renault. I've been in touch with a local solar...
  18. Which is the best home charger (UK)

    General Charging Discussion
    So, I am now researching which charger to opt for and seem to have narrowed it down to Chargemaster or Rolec. The Rolec looks neater and more compact and also mentions WiFi and GPRS options. If anyone here can share their experience, that would be great. Also, which is better to opt for WiFi...
  19. Rolec - Do They Hold Onto the Plug?

    General Charging Discussion
    Hi guys. Apologies if this has been asked before. I'm to have a Rolec home charge point installed next week. I'm wondering do they lock onto the type 2 plug when charging in the same what that the car does - only letting go of the plug when it's removed from the car at the other end.
  20. Stadium parking and charging

    Charging Locations
    Today, I found that at Allianz Park (formerly, Barnet Copthall stadium), home of Saracens RFC and Barnet Shaftesbury Harriers, there's 30 7kW charge points, no membership or cards required. Full marks. Rolec BasicCharge EV Pedestal chargers. Easy access, and outside of event days, free parking...
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