Have you tried this charge station again? I was wondering whether this was a genuine charging failure of whether it was just your inexperience... what do you think?GMG31 said:Thanks for this. My frustration has been that the majority of my local charge posts are 3 pin plugs. I have bought a type two cable but the only post I could find with that type refused to recognise my car. I had kinda "plumbed in" the cable and box in my electric cupboard at home next to my front door and don't really want to keep having to unplug it and carry it around but I gues I'm going to have to.
I had a similar thing with a Chargemaster post and my type 2 cable. After calling Chargemaster I got the impression that it may be that the post is set to only commence charging when to cover lid is closed, something that can't be done with the type 2 cable.GMG31 said:Thanks for this. My frustration has been that the majority of my local charge posts are 3 pin plugs. I have bought a type two cable but the only post I could find with that type refused to recognise my car.
Where are you based and where do you travel?Hi folks, I'm very new here and until yesterday I was an EV virgin. Could anyone let me know if I can still get a charge point/post/thing installed free for my home? I'm not a British Gas customer; our gas/electric is provided by Npower. Another question (sorry) if I want to charge away from home what's the best option / scheme to join. I've seen a few advertised and although I live in South Midlands I travel all over. Any other tips / advice anything EV appreciated. Thank you.
This is the better option, but obviously not ideal. Would your landlord consider a normal external 3-pin weatherproof socket? Would be used as a utility point then for pressure washers and vacuums too. You would be able to have a fresh install with guaranteed good wiring.Option 1) Heavy duty weatherproof extension cable to plug the 3 pin from the granny charger into and then plug into the Ampera as normal