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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:50 am 
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Hi all,

Nathan from Brisbane QLD.

After reading this forum over the past couple of weeks I contacted my local dealer last week for a test drive. Surprisingly, I was offered to take the car out on Saturday morning and return it on Monday. Wasn't hard to convince me as I wanted to see if my mountain bike would fit in the back!

After having it for the weekend my wife was happy enough for us to go ahead and fork out cash. We had a very tight budget but the dealer ended up coming to the party and did us a fairly decent price (well I think it was anyway) for a brand new Aspire model with all the accessories that we wanted.

Scheduled for pickup this Friday everything going well. Is there anything I should be aware of when picking up the new car? New cars are a first for me and I'm 32 this year!

The dealer said I am only the 2nd PHEV customer at his dealership. Can't say I have seen any around either, though the dealers seem to have a fair few demonstrators for sale. Unfortunately our government isn't doing Hybrid owners/buyers any favours. I pay extra for 100% green energy on my power bill, so I'm trying to do my bit.

Nice to meet you.


G'day Nathan and welcome to the world of PHEV.

I would strongly recommend that you make sure the dealer provides you with the 10Amp connector cable, which Mitsubishi is now supplying in addition to the original 15Amp charge connector. Acquiring this charge connector will aid in getting you up and running more quickly and will save you a few dollars on having to have a dedicated 15Amp circuit installed in your house.

I hope this helps ...

Cheers PeteInOz


Hi Pete,

I have had my PHEV for almost a year now and going in for the first service at the end of the month. Did you have any luck getting a 10A connector cable out of the dealer? If so I will mention it to them before I bring it in. It doesn't matter me that much as I have already had a 15A outlet installed now and also went and bought a 15A extension cable and then shaved down the earth pin to a 10A size for when we want to charge away from home. Easy fix. But if it is on offer I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask, possibly for future resale purposes.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:39 am 
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You could just make one, 10A male, 15A female and also make a 415V three phase 5 pin to 15A 240V adapter for those places that only offer a 32A outlet.

Remember that the 15A EVSE Australian charger draws less than 10 amps.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:22 pm 
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sawman82 wrote:
PeteInOz wrote:
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Hi Pete,

I have had my PHEV for almost a year now and going in for the first service at the end of the month. Did you have any luck getting a 10A connector cable out of the dealer? If so I will mention it to them before I bring it in. It doesn't matter me that much as I have already had a 15A outlet installed now and also went and bought a 15A extension cable and then shaved off the earth pin for when we want to charge away from home. Easy fix. But if it is on offer I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask, possibly for future resale purposes.


G'day Nathan,

Mate, I must apologise, as when I responded I thought that this thread was a rather new thread and that you were just in the process of acquiring your car.

Anyway, I do have both charge connectors as I am a relatively new kid on the block (i.e. I acquired my PHEV on the 30 June 2015). Given the supposed cost of the charger (I was told some BS they were $400), I would recommend that you go back to the salesman you purchased from and see if he is generous enough to supply you one as part of his aftersales service obligation. I mean you have only had the car less than 12 months. You might also find your service manager sympathetic and helpful also.

Finally, I would be cautious removing any earths off extension leads or other as earthing is not only important for safety, but it can be important as an electrical reference point for electronic devices. If you have had any unexpected charging problems using the specific cable you mentioned then this might be one of the reasons. Irrespective, I would recommend you fashion a new plug onto the cable so as to cover all bases.

Anyway, I wish you luck on acquiring the 10Amp charger.

Cheers Pete


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:42 pm 
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Apologies all, I have edited my earlier post where I said "shaved off the earth pin" when what I meant was "shaved the earth pin down to the size of a 10A earth pin". I'm an electrical engineer by trade so sometimes my words don't come out as per what I am thinking! Anyways no issue there.

Pete,

I will have a chat to the guys when I take my car in at the end of the month and see what they say about the PHEV now coming with a 10A charge cable. I'm not fussed either way, but when I did ask a while back they did mention that spare chargers were worth around $400. I'm sure you could buy a generic one for a bit cheaper.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:04 am 
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sawman82 wrote:
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In the Netherlands, there is the Insyle model without DAB+ and the Instyle+ model with DAB+. Same MMCS. Difference is an extra module and a longer and more futuristic looking antenna.


Hi anko,

What do you mean by extra module? Thanks

Sorry, a bit late.

I meant: "An extra hidden box connected to and controlled by MMCS, that provides DAB+ functionality to MMCS."


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:29 pm 
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sawman82 wrote:
Apologies all, I have edited my earlier post where I said "shaved off the earth pin" when what I meant was "shaved the earth pin down to the size of a 10A earth pin". I'm an electrical engineer by trade so sometimes my words don't come out as per what I am thinking! Anyways no issue there.


Or you could buy a 10A to 15A converter from JayCar for $70. Safer option and it comes with its own breaker.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:57 am 
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Hi all, if anyone would like an excuse to visit the Sunshine Coast this weekend, then please come along in your PHEV to the Sustainable House Day Event at 12 noon this Sunday (13th Sept). We are trying to get the largest collection of EV's together. There will be a number of Tesla's coming as well as BMW EV's. Currently I may be the only Outlander PHEV there - it would be great if a few more came along too (particularly if we can outnumber the Teslas :D
The address is 175 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville.
http://sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=11446
I hope to see some of you there!
Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:28 pm 
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I would go, but the 5000km round trip would sort of defeat the sustainable aspect. Was in Noosa back in MAY, so hopefully some residual EV karma was left behind.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:05 pm 
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gwatpe wrote:
I would go, but the 5000km round trip would sort of defeat the sustainable aspect. Was in Noosa back in MAY, so hopefully some residual EV karma was left behind.


Hi gwatpe - thanks for responding - I agree re 5000kms being a bit far! Thanks anyway, and I'm sure I'll pick up the karma tomorrow!

Hopefully there are some other PHEV owners a bit closer who are able to make it there?!


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:27 am 
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Had my PHEV serviced at 15000km at Toowong Mitsubishi in Brisbane. They were very helpful. Sales were a bit slow however. The relatively high cost of electricity seems to be a major factor. Just need some Nuclear Power stations. I think 1 would do for all of AUS. :lol:

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