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  • #30053

    IanTat
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    It’s been a good couple of years since I last posted on this site but this granny cable thread popped up as a notification recently and I was intrigued as I had always thought about getting one but the cost of the official one was too high. As I have solar panels the option of a granny cable to charge the car for free is something I wanted to explore. The solution Tomas has come up with sounded perfect so I put my trust in the earlier good reviews and the promise of a 2 year warranty and ordered one. Despite ordering on a weekend evening I had very prompt responses from Tomas and once ordered the cable arrived within a week. It is a very neat looking arrangement – I went for 3 pin plug to Mennekes. Due to the British weather I have only had the chance to use it one sunny Saturday but it worked perfectly. Would highly recommend.

    #30463

    Anonymous

    Our charging cables have now NEW function – SAVE & SELECT. This means that the amperage you chose is automatically saved and remains the same until you decide to change it. In the event of power outages or cable disconnection, your cable will remember this saved setting and use it upon reconnection.

    #32048

    R-EVCcz
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    Here is video on YouTube where we select 8A on Type 2 charging cable : https://youtu.be/Kui4z8xfex0

    #32163

    reboot
    Participant

    Was it discussed early, that Zoe will only accept a charge of 10a and above? Important for solar folk.

    #33470

    anr1102
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    Hi everyone (my first post in the forum!)

    We are lucky enough to have one of the new Zoe’s.

    The extended range with rapid charge option is working out well for visiting our relatives dotted around the UK!

    We also wanted a ‘granny cable’ to cover one or two situations (family don’t always live near suitable chargers – how inconvenient!) ….. and where the nearest rapid charger is some distance away.

    We purchased our cable after reading posts on this thread … details below.

    I just wanted to say to others who might be reluctant to order from abroad … WE have had a fantastic experience.

    As I write this, our Zoe is connected to, and charging on our new ‘granny’ charger cable!! Thomas has been excellent at communicating, made our cable to the extended length we need. I was able to track the package on its journey. I thought I would send this thank you publicly. The cable looks well made and even though I hear Zoe’s can be fussy about charging …. it accepted this cable without hesitation!

    I would buy from them again without hesitation.

    Andrew and Izzy

    (Hello,
    we are from Czech republic. Our website is http://www.r-evc.com . We make charging cables for EV.

    We have a specially offer for this forum. When you ordered the charging cable Type 2 – 16A for Renault Zoe and write on basket code “myrenaultzoe” we give you 10% discount a free shipping for all European Countries.

    EVSE is inside of connector. With cable you will charging faster and you can selected the Amps from 6A to 16A – and you can charging always and everywhere! 🙂

    More information on email : info@r-evc.com)

    #38588

    R-EVCcz
    Participant

    Thank you! 🙂

    #38606

    reboot
    Participant

    Andyfras, why an RCD if the house already has one?
    Why 16 amp, will the rest of the house handle the load, or is 16 amp a separate circuit from the consumer unit.
    Wondering how low the charge current may be before Zoe refuses it, thinking of trickle charging from my reboot wall.
    Finally as I am still tortured with BCI Earth impedance problems on an intermittent basis will this change with granddaughter cable? Thanks

    #39020

    niggle
    Participant

    These charging cables look very useful. I am considering one with a blue 16amp campsite style plug: I wonder what campsites would think about hooking up your car for a recharge?! Also all you need to plug in at Granny’s house would be a 16amp to 13 amp adapter like this: https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p47166?mkwid=sf9eghTKz_dc&pcrid=99808204703&pkw=&pmt=&product=47166&gclid=CjwKCAjww9_MBRAWEiwAlaMJZlmNsP7k

    16A to 13A adapter

    Also as we are moving shortly, hopefully in 3-4 months, but planning to get a Zoe ASAP, so would it be OK at current address to hook up a 16A socket to a spare storage heater radial circuit which is rated at 16A and only comes on with E7? Come to that would be tempting to get a 16A supply and socket fitted at the new house instead of an expensive wall box, but how long does it take to get a full charge at 16A? Also as these are for ‘occasional use’ does that mean they will fail if used daily?

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    #39022

    niggle
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    When using at Granny’s house will set to charge at 10A of course.. (EDIT does not seem to work for me?)

    #39023

    niggle
    Participant

    Just worked out that at 16A it would take about 5.5 hrs to recharge from dead flat, i.e. 22kWh, or do you have to charge at 13A, which would be 7 hrs from dead flat, still good with E7 electric. (Also with 13A granny adapter running at 10A it would be a tad over 9 hrs from flat. (22kWh at our E7 rate of 7.9p is £1.74, but new house is standard tariff only so more like £3.)

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