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ProjectZ
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Re: Home Charging Points

Post by ProjectZ » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:03 pm

RJUK wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Yeah, that always happens to me! :lol:

I'd suggest that if you have occurrences like that often, then you're better off leaving your car with a decent amount of charge each night.

Worst case, you stop en route at a rapid charger and charge at 50 - 100kw, which would save you time Vs having a 22kw at home anyway.
I suppose it wouldn’t be too often I’d be needing to charge from like 5% over night then having to go on a long journey the following morning. I guess most nights it would just be a top up. I do think about the many random scenarios.


RJUK
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Re: Home Charging Points

Post by RJUK » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:24 pm

ProjectZ wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:03 pm
RJUK wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Yeah, that always happens to me! :lol:

I'd suggest that if you have occurrences like that often, then you're better off leaving your car with a decent amount of charge each night.

Worst case, you stop en route at a rapid charger and charge at 50 - 100kw, which would save you time Vs having a 22kw at home anyway.
I suppose it wouldn’t be too often I’d be needing to charge from like 5% over night then having to go on a long journey the following morning. I guess most nights it would just be a top up. I do think about the many random scenarios.
Well the way I see it is that the 7kw charger is fine for a full charge overnight. If you suddenly needed to go lots of miles then a 22kw charger wouldn't save you much time over a 7kw charger. You'd be better off heading off on whatever charge you have and finding a rapid charger of 50kw or higher en route to stop off for a quick top up.

In our household we have an ICE vehicle still, so in such an emergency I'd just take that.

The charging infrastructure will only improve over time, so the availability of rapid chargers should only increase, making the EV a more viable option.

At this point in time, you're still an early adopter if you have an EV. That brings both positives and negatives.


TeslaDriver
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Re: Home Charging Points

Post by TeslaDriver » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:11 pm

ProjectZ wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:03 pm
RJUK wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Yeah, that always happens to me! :lol:

I'd suggest that if you have occurrences like that often, then you're better off leaving your car with a decent amount of charge each night.

Worst case, you stop en route at a rapid charger and charge at 50 - 100kw, which would save you time Vs having a 22kw at home anyway.
I suppose it wouldn’t be too often I’d be needing to charge from like 5% over night then having to go on a long journey the following morning. I guess most nights it would just be a top up. I do think about the many random scenarios.
You'd need a perfect storm to be troubled by that I reckon.

If you come home "empty" (I've done it once in 80,000 miles, unanticipated circumstances) then 10 hours is going to pretty much recharge you. Normally I charge on the way home if it is "tight", and I then charge to have 20% / 40 miles predicted on arrival (in case of detour / whatever), so generally speaking I get home with no less than 40 miles. If I get home with less than 20% I charge immediately, not wait for overnight Off Peak (because I think it is kinder to battery not to leave it Low (nor High) for prolonged period). So a couple of hours after arriving home I will have another 40 miles range ...


Paulsouthport
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Re: Home Charging Points

Post by Paulsouthport » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:48 pm

I had my pod-point installed today.
£319 fitted after olev grant. They called last night to say there was a cancellation available, luckily I was off today so perfect timing.
A fairly straightforward install, albeit with a very small meter cupboard. Approx 4m from meter out to Pod-Point. No hidden extras or surprises, very efficient engineer, tidy job.
Connected to WiFi (optional) and added to the app.

Now all I need is my I-PACE (1st week August) and a new tariff!


RJUK
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Re: Home Charging Points

Post by RJUK » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:50 pm

Urgh, don't remind me. Need to get my tariff sorted ASAP.


Pcheaven
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Re: Home Charging Points

Post by Pcheaven » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:57 pm

Paulsouthport wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:48 pm
I had my pod-point installed today.
£319 fitted after olev grant. They called last night to say there was a cancellation available, luckily I was off today so perfect timing.
A fairly straightforward install, albeit with a very small meter cupboard. Approx 4m from meter out to Pod-Point. No hidden extras or surprises, very efficient engineer, tidy job.
Connected to WiFi (optional) and added to the app.

Now all I need is my I-PACE (1st week August) and a new tariff!
Nice one

One thing to check is they can pre program the max charge rate. Mine was set at 5kw. Couple of quick calls and they upped it to 7kw.
2019 First Edition.
Photon Red


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