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by ThudnBlundr
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Home charging station question
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Home charging station question

Davadin wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:20 pm
ThudnBlundr wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV
any specific recommendation unit?
I have no knowledge whatsoever of what is available on the other side of the Pond
by ThudnBlundr
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Home charging station question
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Home charging station question

jaapv wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:16 pm
ThudnBlundr wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV
Yes, but those are 380/400 V, not 220/240.
Really? My 7kW charger is 240V
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Home charging station question
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Home charging station question

Though a 7kW charger would also make you ready for when/if you decide to buy an EV
by ThudnBlundr
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Granny cable plug check
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Re: Granny cable plug check

The heating in the plug is caused by resistance. If the connections were perfect, it would generate heat only from the internal wiring. If the connections are terrible, it would generate loads of heat at the joints and would melt/catch fire. I want to move mine closer to the former as it feels too c...
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Granny cable plug check
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Re: Granny cable plug check

But how "warm" is "warm"? ;) It's not too hot to hold, but is warmer than any other plug I've ever touched.

I just want to stop it getting worse...
by ThudnBlundr
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Granny cable plug check
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Re: Granny cable plug check

Everything looks fine. I did clean the connections (end-caps) of the fuse and the wriggly spring clips in the plug with fine emery paper and cleaned everything off afterwards. The problem is that once it's warm enough to feel the heat, it's general rather than localised. I suppose I could buy or ren...
by ThudnBlundr
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General / Main Outlander PHEV Owners Forum
Topic: Towing in hilly areas
Replies: 12
Views: 4455

Re: Towing in hilly areas

If you regularly accelerate away from a standstill while towing in EV-mode, all your power is coming from the battery at a high 'C' level, which isn't good for the battery. Surely it's better for longevity of the battery to use the power from the ICE for high power applications and save the battery ...
by ThudnBlundr
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: News and Main Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Forum Discussions
Topic: out of gas and can't open lid....help!
Replies: 9
Views: 3666

Re: out of gas and can't open lid....help!

I think that they might have sorted it out in the intervening 18 months :roll:
by ThudnBlundr
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Granny cable plug check
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Re: Granny cable plug check

Apologies for the delay - minor family emergency meant I've been away.

It happens in any socket that I use. I only use it away from home so it gets plugged into various places...
by ThudnBlundr
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Granny cable plug check
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Granny cable plug check

The 3-pin plug on our charger cable has started getting hot while charging; it's not meltingly so or too hot to handle, but it's warmer than I'd like. We only use it occasionally as we usually use our untethered chargepoint and cable. I understand why this is likely to be happening, but what can I a...

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