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  1. General Charging Discussion
    Hi EV'ers, I've been living on this forum for a few days as my unreliable 5 year old Rolec home charger finally failed. After a bit of the usual (off at the RCD in the house, back on again) it was still not working. With a gentle hit the charger lights flicked on for a few seconds then back...
  2. General Charging Discussion
    We had a Rolec EV charger installed around 2 years ago when we bought a Mercedes B250e. Today I've had a second charger installed as we now have a Jaguar i-Pace as well. The NewMotion engineer told us that he has had to cap the current available to the new charger to 20A max as the total load...
  3. General Charging Discussion
    I have an e-Niro and I've done 458 miles since getting the car, with the car reporting an average efficiency of 3.6 mi/kWh. That means it's used about 127 kWh. However, my Rolec 7.4kW A/C charge point says I've used 163 kWh, meaning 28% of the electricity being used is lost. Does this sound...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 /...
  7. Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    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...
  8. General Charging Discussion
    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...
  9. General Charging Discussion
    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...
  10. 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...
  11. Ice Breakers
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. General Charging Discussion
    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...
  20. 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...
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