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Just had my new Mini Countryman PHEV delivered. I’ve noticed 3 charging speeds (low, reduced and max). I can see time to 100% reduces by quite a bit when selecting Max - can this be safely used with a 3-Pin charger (I have a Delphi one supplied by Mini).

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Just had my new Mini Countryman PHEV delivered. I’ve noticed 3 charging speeds (low, reduced and max). I can see time to 100% reduces by quite a bit when selecting Max - can this be safely used with a 3-Pin charger (I have a Delphi one supplied by Mini).

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The charger won't deliver more than it's able to. Don't worry about it.

If you are using a 3-pin plug long term for charging do check it regularly to ensure it doesn't overheat - mildly warm is to be expected, anything more is a concern. Over time the contacts can wear / become loose leading to increased contact resistance and overheating.
 

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Best to check on the back of the charger what amps it is using. 12A is the highest you want to use on a UK plug, 10A is safer.

The type 2 wall charger I have charges at 13A if you turn it up to max! Not safe.

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OP, what's the pedigree of the socket? I charge at 10A on a 3 pin every day, but it's a specialist EV post with a type 2 on the other side.

At home, at least until I get an external socket of good standard installed, I'd limit it to 6A when running from the garage.

Best to check on the back of the charger what amps it is using. 12A is the highest you want to use on a UK plug, 10A is safer.

The type 2 wall charger I have charges at 13A if you turn it up to max! Not safe.

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Eh? A type 2 charger should be working at 16A or 32A perfectly safely.
 
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