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I replaced the 13A plug on one of these with a 16A commando - in case I ever needed it at a camping site http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/electric...door-Equipment-0-5m-EXS13IPS05-OP-MS-10549099 - plug EVSE in for 10A charging.

If I had a 32A capable leaf for a trip like grant describes the home build EVSE is clearly very useful
That RCD overheated on my last summer, and tripped mid charge. I have now built a straight 16A commando to that same socket using h07 1.5mm cable and that has worked without issue.
 

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Lots Mainpine EPC's appearing in DIY EVSE all over Europe... if you look carefully you'll see it in use in both a portable and stationary EVSE in this wonderful 4900 km trip to the north of Norway :)

 

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I sat and watched the full video, it was fun and is great to see him treat the car just like a normal car and not babying the car at all, he eats and sleeps in it and hauls cargo all over Norway in it, he comes across as a very nice fella as well, with a very understanding wife who is happy to do her nails whilst the car charges.

I will be knocking an EVSE up with mainpine stuff in the near future, my brother in law is an electrician by trade and myself an electrical engineer, so I think between us we wont burn the house down :)
 

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Hope you told them to f. off !! This is just ridiculous. This is a DIY project, you explained it very carefully and said several times that everybody who isn't sure about what he is doing shouldn't do it without the help of an electricien. They are pretty pissed off because you showed them that their products are extremly overpriced!!
Just ignore them...they have absolutely no legal possibility to stop you!
 

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