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Hi all - to be honest I just jumped into the ecar purchase and bought the cheapest I could find. I now find that I should have learnt more about... well, everything. However I didn't so can I ask some basic questions here? Like if I have a Renault Zoe with a 22 kw charging connector, is there anyway I can get an adapter to be able to charge at 50 kw fast chargers? Thanks. Patricia
 

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...Like if I have a Renault Zoe with a 22 kw charging connector, is there anyway I can get an adapter to be able to charge at 50 kw fast chargers? Thanks. Patricia
Afraid not.
 

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Most rapids have three cables and supply 50kW CCS and Chademo and 43kW AC(for EVs such as Zoe). With some, rather than an AC tethered cable, there’s a 22kW type 2 socket on the side of the rapid, and you use your own cable.
 
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Look out for the free 22kw charge points that are gradually being installed at Tesco's. Very useful for Zoe owners!

Whilst not as fast as a 50kW CCS, I find in my Zoe that once the battery reaches about 60% the charging speed is similar as the charging speed of the rapid charger slows down. .
 

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Hi all - to be honest I just jumped into the ecar purchase and bought the cheapest I could find. I now find that I should have learnt more about... well, everything. However I didn't so can I ask some basic questions here? Like if I have a Renault Zoe with a 22 kw charging connector, is there anyway I can get an adapter to be able to charge at 50 kw fast chargers? Thanks. Patricia
To be honest, a rapid charge Zoe 22 wouldn’t charge much faster than the with standard 22 kW AC charger.

Depends what you’re trying to do. Do you have a home charger?
 

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Only the very latest 2020 Zoes can use DC chargers, and even then it's a £1000 option not available on the base spec.
 

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Hi all - to be honest I just jumped into the ecar purchase and bought the cheapest I could find. I now find that I should have learnt more about... well, everything. However I didn't so can I ask some basic questions here? Like if I have a Renault Zoe with a 22 kw charging connector, is there anyway I can get an adapter to be able to charge at 50 kw fast chargers? Thanks. Patricia
What part of the country are you.

22kW is pretty much the Scottish defacto AC charging standard for 3 phase public chargers: you would have plenty of choice.
 

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Hi all - to be honest I just jumped into the ecar purchase and bought the cheapest I could find. I now find that I should have learnt more about... well, everything. However I didn't so can I ask some basic questions here? Like if I have a Renault Zoe with a 22 kw charging connector, is there anyway I can get an adapter to be able to charge at 50 kw fast chargers? Thanks. Patricia
Would much rather have a Zoe over my current cheap EV as loads of 22kWh posts around whereas most 50kW Chademo/CCS are sadly broken where I need to charge on longer trips.

I'd also get myself a nice long charging cable to plug into the 22kW socket on rapids. That way I'd get around the issue of Chademo/CCS cars hogging/queueing at the few working rapids :)

Besides 22kWh posts cost half [or less] than a rapid (y)
 

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What part of the country are you.

22kW is pretty much the Scottish defacto AC charging standard for 3 phase public chargers: you would have plenty of choice.
The west of Ireland... you really have to do your homework if you're going anywhere other than Dublin!
 

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To be honest, a rapid charge Zoe 22 wouldn’t charge much faster than the with standard 22 kW AC charger.

Depends what you’re trying to do. Do you have a home charger?
No home charger :-(. However, I have learnt from a 20 reg VW ev owner (my car's a 19 reg) that the Zoe charges much faster than the VW at a 22 kW charging point! Who could imagine!
 

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Most rapids have three cables and supply 50kW CCS and Chademo and 43kW AC(for EVs such as Zoe). With some, rather than an AC tethered cable, there’s a 22kW type 2 socket on the side of the rapid, and you use your own cable.
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Look out for the free 22kw charge points that are gradually being installed at Tesco's. Very useful for Zoe owners!

Whilst not as fast as a 50kW CCS, I find in my Zoe that once the battery reaches about 60% the charging speed is similar as the charging speed of the rapid charger slows down. .
Thanks - good to know if I travel to the UK after this madness. Sadly, Tesco are using the ESB to install their chargers here in Ireland so not free, unlike Lidl (where I now do all my shopping ;)).
 
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