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Where I live there are two rapid e-Volt charge points. When I want to charge from them, the first attempt the ZE above the charge socket on my car flashes red and the charge point just displays that it is making initial checks.

I have to stop the charge and reconnect to the charge point a second time before the car starts charging.

I dont recollect having this problem on the Ecotricity charge points on the M6. Has my car got a problem or is the the e-volt charge points that have the problem.
 

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I'm sure I used an e-volt one last weekend (Needham lakes run by Swarco Econnect) and it worked OK on my 2013 Zoe (R210).

Sometimes the cables for the rapid chargers are pretty heavy, can help to support the cable when you first plug it in until it does its checks and gets going.

Cheers.
 

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People usually complain about the EH not working for them, I would suspect the E-Volt charger is the problem, does it happen on other chargers.
 

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Lot of Evolts here in Scotland and I often find they can need a couple of goes to start charging though not always.
 

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Lot of Evolts here in Scotland and I often find they can need a couple of goes to start charging though not always.
Thanks for the confirmation, I have just booked my car in for its first service at the end of Sept. The dealership said they will check to see if any errors are showing on the car log, so hopefully we will know whether it is the car or the charge points.
 

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Lot of Evolts here in Scotland and I often find they can need a couple of goes to start charging though not always.
Agree with @Mo1 I get double go treament on the eVolt machines on my 2017 Q90. It's almost as if it takes two goes to get the ohms down to an acceptable level, or possibly our cars are earthing at first attempt. After that, it charges just fine.
 

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Interesting thing happened to me when I was at the Craignure E-volt charge point. I noticed that they had done all the ground work and installed the cabenit and posts for an additional charge point next to the existing one.

Low and behold when I put my Zoe on charge, it connected first time and started charging which seems to me to indicate that the earth connection has now been made better and the Zoe isnt nocking it back.
 
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