Franksie
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Re: Charging

Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:49 am

Many thanks for the info, I need to get this right do i need type 1 to type 2 or other way around

Bloggsy
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Re: Charging

Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:06 am

Franksie wrote:Many thanks for the info, I need to get this right do i need type 1 to type 2 or other way around
Hi Franksie - you will need a type 1 for your car and most of the public chargers are type 2, so a cable with type 1 connector on one end and a type 2 connector on the other end!

The Chademo chargers are tethered (i.e. they have the connector connected to the cable) so you don't need a cable for these chargers.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Bloggsy
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Kesto
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Re: Charging

Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:22 am

Hi franksie, it is entirely my opinion, I see no point in installing a wall charger for a PHEV , This is my second Outi .2016 then 2019
1. 2.4 lit outi is a much better car.
2. Destination charging is the key. You charge at home or at work. But to keep the engine healthy you must run it as well.
3. I travel everyday 30 miles , for work. I get about 150 mpg , 93-97% on battery. I am happy.

ThudnBlundr
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Location: Yorkshire end of M1, UK

Re: Charging

Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:14 am

At the moment you get an OLEV grant for fitting a charge point in the UK. So you could say it's worth getting one fitted while the government is giving you free money. But the rules now state you have to fit a smart charger, so the grant-aided install can be more expensive than a plain-vanilla charger, and far more than a secondhand one.

We had one fitted for our ZOE back when the install only cost a couple of hundred pounds with the grant. Initially I didn't use it for the PHEV, but I noticed the plug on the granny charger getting very hot in summer. So I bought a type 1 to type 2 cable and now share the charge point with the ZOE. We now keep the granny charger for occasional use on trips away.
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littlescrote
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Re: Charging

Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:31 am

ThudnBlundr wrote:We now keep the granny charger for occasional use on trips away.
Which is all that it is intended for, hence the name. It's for charging when you visit your granny.

ThudnBlundr
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Re: Charging

Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:12 am

Seriously!? Why is that the only cable that Mitsubishi supply for charging the car?
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Regulo
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Re: Charging

Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 am

A plug-in car supplied without a charging cable for permanent use is not fit for purpose. Of course you can use the supplied charger on a daily basis. I have for 5 years.
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greendwarf
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Re: Charging

Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:02 am

Interesting point - where did the term "granny" come from?

Regulo
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Re: Charging

Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:57 am

Probably someone's idea of comparing it to a granny - weak, compared to a dedicated charger. They obviously hadn't met my Granny Rose! :D
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