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Looks like it's just just an RCD on a cable
yeh, it does :(

@Eunicholas did this actually charge your ZOE or did you just plug it in to see if it fits? I'm really interested because the ZOE is rumoured to support Mode 1 charging but I've never seen that confirmed and would love to know for sure (and what charge rate it reports when using this cable).
 

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Ideal starter kit for a DIY EVSE box though.
Not sure where you'd fit the comms and contactors :rolleyes:

Are mode 1 cables legal in the uk? live pins in the mennekes?
Mode 1 charging up to 16A is fully supported by the IEC standards, IET, BEAMA, etc. It's wonderful because you don't need a 'brick' EVSE in the cable :D

However, most EV's simply don't work with Mode 1 which is why I'm keen to understand what's going on with the ZOE.
 

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yeh, it does :(

@Eunicholas did this actually charge your ZOE or did you just plug it in to see if it fits? I'm really interested because the ZOE is rumoured to support Mode 1 charging but I've never seen that confirmed and would love to know for sure (and what charge rate it reports when using this cable).
Yes they let me try it and yes it started to charge my car
 

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OK... It's possible that the car detected the power but didn't actually charge. My advice is to make sure you can return the cable for a full refund because it may not work or even charge at such a low rate that it's useless.
I agree I will see if they let me plug it in for a little bit, the zoe dash bored will tell me how long it will take to charge, and I will let some one smart work the numbers lol. I just hope they still have it as it's a Customers smart car in for service it's there cable
 
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