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I've had a Nissan Leaf for 3 years which is going back soon. I've already bought an Audi A3 e-tron which will be its replacement. 3 years ago I got Chargemaster to fit a tethered Type 1 cable to my home, but of course I would now like a Type 2 tethered. When I called Chargemaster they said they would have to charge me the full amount of £900 to replace my complete unit :-( They did however suggest an electrician could probably do it for less :)

What's the best way to go about it? I imagine I need a replacement cable, and a mounting plate for the front of the base unit - it's one of those oval ones. Where can I get these from? And do I need a specialist electrician, or would any competent electrician be able to do it?

Thanks for any help

Karl
 

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Thanks, that website looks very useful, I'll order my cable from there. And my next door neighbour is a sparkie so he can do it!
 

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They had 5x 16A T2 listed this week and they have all sold. You need to be quick and create a saved search so you get emails when any are posted. 16a T2 Tethered EV Charge Point unit
 

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I'll order my cable from there
Just remember to replace like for like, 32a Type-1 for 32a Type-2 or 16a. Some units are current selectable so would need reconfiguring for difference cable rating.
 

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Personally I would not use those adaptors the vendor doesn't appear to understand how the charging protocol works (recommending you to get a 16a adapter if you aren't sure which to get), and strictly speaking these sort of adapters are disallowed by the spec.

Swapping the cable is the safer and more robust solution.
 

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Personally I would not use those adaptors the vendor doesn't appear to understand how the charging protocol works (recommending you to get a 16a adapter if you aren't sure which to get), and strictly speaking these sort of adapters are disallowed by the spec.

Swapping the cable is the safer and more robust solution.
Are they recomending the 16A version because that will have the resister fitted so the car will only draw a max of 16A.
 

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I don't know, it doesn't really matter - the charger knowing the current is more important. It would be very easy to get into a situation where there could be 32a going down the 16a adapter.

This is why coupling was disallowed, both sides of the protocol need accurate information on the cable they are using to be safe. On balance it might be a risk you are happy with, I would just get the right tool for the job not a heath robinson adapter.
 

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I wasn't advocating using them just trying to understand their rational!
I don't think there's a good one if you know the rudiments of how the protocol works.

I wasn't trying to be snarky BTW, although it does read that way :(
 
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