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· http://ts.la/david3488
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Not quite.
The electric cable is just cable, I agree, but it is multi-core with both data and power... not your run-of-the-mill 3-core!
The plugs are J1772 and Menekkes Type 2. Again not your run-of-the-mill 13A 3-pin!
I do accept that they shouldn't be anything like the price that these companies are charging but with low volume and specialist cable and plugs, they are always not going to be cheap :)
Its almost run of the mill Paul, the only thing that makes it not is that it is typically 3 core + a much smaller gauge for pilot signal. Your home 32A units will have 3x6mm and a small 0.7 mm pilot, you could use 5 core 6mm ho7 if you wanted although the jacket is not made of the same stuff so not as shiny, uv proof etc etc
I agree the plugs are the money, building an evse is very cheap except for the plugs.

Pod Point even sell used j1772's on ebay so they must be joking about there ukevse membership right !

I will build a DC Rapid this year thanks to open source , ukevse won't stop that for sure.
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