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Hi,
charged my BMW I3 on an Instavolt DC rapid charger today. It would only charge at 26kW rather than 50kW(CCS Combo).
Anyone else had this problem or know why the slow charge?
 

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Hi,
charged my BMW I3 on an Instavolt DC rapid charger today. It would only charge at 26kW rather than 50kW(CCS Combo).
Anyone else had this problem or know why the slow charge?
I don't know about the i3, but for some cars the charging rate is best for a warm battery and an initial low SOC value.
 

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The i3 is pretty fast, even at a high state of charge, but yes, battery temp might be the culprit.

A warm day after a long drive will be the best time to charge. But if those things haven't charged much from your usual, it could be the charger at fault.
 

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How low a % did you start from?
 

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Sounds like the charger then, was it a pair of instavolts and was someone else charging on the other one?
Do the instavolts installed in pairs share DC capacity, like some tesla superchargers do? (e.g. 120kW available if one car charging, 60kW x 2 available if two cars charging)
 

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Do the instavolts installed in pairs share DC capacity, like some tesla superchargers do? (e.g. 120kW available if one car charging, 60kW x 2 available if two cars charging)
Not sure, probably not all but some may. I have an Ioniq so more than 30kW is a rare and short-lived experience!
 
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Do the instavolts installed in pairs share DC capacity, like some tesla superchargers do? (e.g. 120kW available if one car charging, 60kW x 2 available if two cars charging)
The new ones with the larger screens explain they are shared power, and will often manage to go over 50kW if you're alone. The old style Instavolt chargers with the tiny little screens each have their own dedicated 50kW supply.
 
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