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Made a bit of a school boy error prior to ordering my EV. Assume on AC current I would get the same rate as the physical charging outlet ie 22kw=22kw. To my dismay I see that for the vehicle I have ordered (Merc EQC) the max is 11kw. Given I do not have off street parking the plan was to take advantage of the multiple AC chargers in the area that have 22kw. Now I am faced with max of 11KW

So whilst I would still use these I will also need to rely on a couple of 43kw DC chargers in the area. I see the cables here are tethered and in most cases have then the 3 charging cable types. The question I have is given there are 3 cables, can multiple vehicles be charged at same time ?

Overall..... I am seriously thinking of cancelling the order as this may become to inconvienent. That said my overall mileage is low at 8000 miles per year with no daily commute and also the maturity in charging locations is developing all the time.

Appreciate any guidance on above

Ric
 

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Made a bit of a school boy error prior to ordering my EV. Assume on AC current I would get the same rate as the physical charging outlet ie 22kw=22kw. To my dismay I see that for the vehicle I have ordered (Merc EQC) the max is 11kw. Given I do not have off street parking the plan was to take advantage of the multiple AC chargers in the area that have 22kw. Now I am faced with max of 11KW

So whilst I would still use these I will also need to rely on a couple of 43kw DC chargers in the area. I see the cables here are tethered and in most cases have then the 3 charging cable types. The question I have is given there are 3 cables, can multiple vehicles be charged at same time ?

Overall..... I am seriously thinking of cancelling the order as this may become to inconvienent. That said my overall mileage is low at 8000 miles per year with no daily commute and also the maturity in charging locations is developing all the time.

Appreciate any guidance on above

Ric
Some chargers will let you do 1xAC+1xDC charge sessions together at the same time, but this definitely isn't standard. And with exception to the new Electric Highway chargers coming soon, none of them will allow DC+DC at the same time together. Plenty will only allow one at a time, due to charger hardware limitations, power supply issues, lack of parking bays for the charger, or lazy developers who simply didn't let the payment system handle 2 concurrent sessions.
 

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Hate to ask, but does the UK EQC actually charge on 3 phase AC or only single phase? I suspect the latter which will reduce it to 7.4kW.
 

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All the triple-headed rapids that I have encountered will do 1 AC and 1 DC at the same time. 2 DCs at the same time is not as common, in fact, I've never seen one yet.
 

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Hate to ask, but does the UK EQC actually charge on 3 phase AC or only single phase? I suspect the latter which will reduce it to 7.4kW.
Sure no probs... it was @7.4 kw on 2020 version. But now they have updated to 11kw. I had this confirmed by mercedes after my schoolboy error of assuming 22kw in on ac = 22 kw.
 

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Some chargers will let you do 1xAC+1xDC charge sessions together at the same time, but this definitely isn't standard. And with exception to the new Electric Highway chargers coming soon, none of them will allow DC+DC at the same time together. Plenty will only allow one at a time, due to charger hardware limitations, power supply issues, lack of parking bays for the charger, or lazy developers who simply didn't let the payment system handle 2 concurrent sessions.
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If I get you right, 8,000 miles per year would probably mean you only need to charge once a week.

So just combine it with shopping or find a rapid DC charger?
 

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If I get you right, 8,000 miles per year would probably mean you only need to charge once a week.

So just combine it with shopping or find a rapid DC charger?
Yeah... I am sort of thinking that. Also got feedback from my local council tonight that I can have a wire across the pavement as long as I take proper coverage pre cautions and at a time when there is minimal footprint.. was quite surprised to here this... so would back up with a OHME charger plugged into commando socket
 
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