Interesting! It was on the dash. Think it was a fault with the charger though as it stayed orange for a couple of minutes then I gave up. Was worried it was the cable but thankfully the cable is fine.
Thanks Spiny. I'll stick to 6amp when I have time.Use the timer, sets the end of charge time. This will warm the battery ready to leave. Once cold weather is here then allow half hour to precondition twice and top the battery back up on a wallbox. On the granny lead allow an hour, preconditioning will drain the battery more and take a while to charge back up.
6A is safer and the default on the granny lead, if using the 10A setting check the plug the first few times for heating, on poor or old sockets the plug can melt or the socket fail.
If the socket is not on its own spur from the consumer unit but on a ring main use 6 you don't need much else to overload a ring and any poor connections on the back of a socket can overheat.
You can probably guess I recommend you get wall mount evse, this will charge at about 14.5 A and is much safer, quicker and better for preconditioning.
Great cars btw
Hi Pete, have you tried removing the charging cable when the doors are locked .and the car is charging That was how I found there was a safety feature. Nearly jumped out of my skin !!.Thanks for a good tip Spiny.
One question to Blackamp. How can I set the alarm on the charging cable?
Must be somewhere in car settings.
I assume it sets disabled when car is open and armed when car is shut?
Just a wild guess.
I do like the idea of having a cable plugged in overnight alarm going off if someone tries to unplug it.
Will wait patiently for your tips.
I got a lot to learn.
You should always be charging when you aren't driving the car... That way you always have the benefit of a full battery if you need to pop out for a 35 mile trip (or more in the summer)Another newbie here. Love the amp so far,(14 plate) although don't think I have managed more than about 35 miles on a charge yet.
A few questions for the experts, apologies if they are stupid. As Winter arrives, is it better to charge when the battery is warm, maybe pre-heat at start of charge, or doesn't it matter?. Is there any advantage in charging at 6 amp (if circuits can manage 10 amps OK) such as more charge or lfor longterm battery life? Is it better to charge up everyday, even if only a few miles have been used and there is plenty left for the next day. Thanks
No risks! It is part of the “We’ve thought of everything” design approach....
Does anyone here knows about any risks of overriding the delayed charging with double plugging method?
6A is the lower charge rate which is selected through the car. The default is 10A.It looks like I now cannot charge at 6A and I'm stuck at the default 3?