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Northumberland are rolling out many new charge locations including the new ABB 3 head, AC, Chademo and CSS (BMW i3). CYC are administering so check out their map for the locations. Currently there are about 5 new ABB units installed at Northumberlandia Car Park, Blagdon Lane, Cramlington, Bedlington, Blyth, another at Alnwick near the castle and Morpeth. It looks like the AC side is not being commissioned as yet due to some technicalities?
I have tried the Northumberlandia unit and is very silent. The operation is simple but the screen does go into a screen saver mode where you have to press your relative 1,2,3 button to see sight of your soc. It initially looks like a 60 minute or 100% as I stopped mine at 50 minutes on 94%, but my soc was 50% at the start. The Chademo head is a new blue design with a simple push fit, no fiddly levers and only using a slide button to release, simples.
The only small issue I found was the cables for #2 Chademo and #3 CSS from the right hand side were overlapping each other crossed and may be better having #2 to the front and #3 to the rear.
Still only one person can charge at a time as whilst charging I pressed the #3 CSS button and it says you can connect to the car but you must wait until the other vehicle has ended its charge. You need your same card to stop the charge early.

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CYC card, but currently due to technical communication issues being in Northumberland they have disabled card logging in on some units, so you simply plug in and start.
 
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