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Just been advised that I'm unable to purchase the charger cable set advertised on the Vauxhall website at £278 because the connector has been changed! They want to charge me £427.20 for the latest one! Checked on the Chevy site and they sell their set at £339.

I don't believe they've changed the socket on the Ampera from type 1 - rather the dealer (Pentagon Sheffield) is just displaying further incompetence but has anyone else heard similar?
 

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Ask them WHAT has changed about the plug. It's a J1772 plug - what's to change?
 

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Not the same Lee. This is a replacement for the one that comes with the car. Dealer is trying to tell me that the plug has been changed so I can't buy the one that's advertised on Vauxhall site!
Doh! My mistake, I assumed at that price it was the type 2 to type 1 cable.
Will have to be careful with my evse lead if they are that expensive!

I do see to remember reading somewhere that the newer evse cables are different to the old ones, reduced functionality but better waterproofing, or something like that.
 

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The new Vauxhall EVSE is not 6A/10A switchable but it reported to be more waterproof.

Personally, I think the 6A option is superb and if my Vauxhall EVSE broke I would be trying to find a replacement that had the 6A option. It is a great way to charge away from home without needing to worry too much about the condition of wiring etc.
 

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Just a thought (always dangerous for me) but do they mean the domestic socket end? When mine broke the replacement came with a 2 pin plug which would have been useless had my Ampera not arrived with a sack of adapters for all foreign countries which also included a uk one.
 

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No Mike. They were adamant that the plug 'chassis' had changed as the previous ones were getting stuck in the socket?? Apparently they've referred the issue back to Vauxhall for clarification as I said I wasn't going to pay the higher price for this 'new' charging unit.
 

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No Mike. They were adamant that the plug 'chassis' had changed as the previous ones were getting stuck in the socket?? Apparently they've referred the issue back to Vauxhall for clarification as I said I wasn't going to pay the higher price for this 'new' charging unit.
Where are you in the UK? I might be able to take a look and tell you what's going on :)
 
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