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Just put an order in for a new Zoe Iconic. Renault are charging a lot for the domestic charging cable - can anyone recommend a good place to get a better value 10m domestic charging cable so I can charge from a standard 3 pin plug if staying at a relative's house? Thanks!
 

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Hi Mo - I've joined but cant see an option to get a reduced price granny charger?
 

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Just put an order in for a new Zoe Iconic. Renault are charging a lot for the domestic charging cable - can anyone recommend a good place to get a better value 10m domestic charging cable so I can charge from a standard 3 pin plug if staying at a relative's house? Thanks!
Do you really need one? Used mine once in over a year. And that was only to see if it worked! Zoe is so slow and inefficient on a granny charger, you’d be better off finding a public charger on your outward or inward journey. Will your Zoe have CCS? I’d wait and see if you really need one for that trip before buying one.

Give me the names of the two towns/cities and I bet that I can give you an alternative to getting a granny charger. I do love a challenge!
 

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A granny can be a great back up at times, we were on a highland road trip in my first Zoe, a rapid at Helmsdale failed to communicate with the server and we had to mooch enough charge from a heavy vehicle garage to get us to the next charge point.
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Yes, it’s a good safety item for continental travel or if you take your Zoe camping. :)
True, I did charge at a camping site once ;)
 
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A granny can be a great back up at times, we were on a highland road trip in my first Zoe, a rapid at Helmsdale failed to communicate with the server and we had to mooch enough charge from a heavy vehicle garage to get us to the next charge point.
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Yeah, however on a recent 290 mile trip, I arrived at a Eco T with 2 AC charge points in the ZE40 and both failed, I only had 9 miles left (don't usually let it go that low) and if I had not eventually got one of them to work I would of found the nearest garage/workshop/ etc and begged a granny charge.
No matter how much capacity the pack has its good to have a back up.
 
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BMW i3 ones aren’t cheap

Any granny chargers should work and it’s always good to have one in the boot for destination charging

I’ve used a Kia Niro PHEV cable with no probs and own one home made from @andyfras

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Give me the names of the two towns/cities and I bet that I can give you an alternative to getting a granny charger. I do love a challenge!
@portmoon I'm still waiting for my challenge :)

Strange when the OP leaves the thread before everyone else ;)
 

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Thanks for all the replies folks

@E7EV I don't know the area very well but looks like the nearest 2 towns might be Aberaeron and Aberath (Cardigan Bay)
 

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I have never regretted buying my second-hand one off ebay.

I have used it loads of times, charging at relatives etc.
 

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Thanks for all the replies folks

@E7EV I don't know the area very well but looks like the nearest 2 towns might be Aberaeron and Aberath (Cardigan Bay)
I meant the journey starting point (your home town) and destination. Would you start with a full battery? What SoC would you want left when you got back home?
 

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I have never regretted buying my second-hand one off ebay.

I have used it loads of times, charging at relatives etc.
No you haven’t regretted it, but your relatives have. 🤣
 
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