ZOE Home Charge ‘Granny’ Cable

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  • #26064

    Trevor Larkum
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    The Renault ZOE is unusual amongst electric cars in that it doesn’t come with a 13 Amp home charge lead as standard, a so-called ‘granny cable’. There
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    #26081

    inactive
    Participant

    that’s why i made my own 😉

    #26085

    kentish
    Participant

    Hmmmm, good luck dealing with Renault warranty when you get your first BCI using that.

    #26119

    inactive
    Participant

    ha ha ha; why? The same hardware is used in most if not all chargers ala Chargemaster / Wallpod / POD Point

    #26127

    yoh-there
    Participant

    I did my own too, an ultra-compact build for emergency use only. http://canze.fisch.lu/granny-charging/ Two Dutch drivers borrowed it for either long trips or temporary relocation (no closeby charger available).

    On a side note: I find it bizarre (though maybe it is a UK thing, inter-cultural differences maybe subtle and non-obvious) to be sarcastically warned or “be-feared” as I like to call it against what Renault or testing agencies (called MOT in the UK right?) may find of things like this. I have had comments like this about widening a hole a few mm for a cable in totally covered plastic part of the car, installing xenon lamps and no doubt will get one or two about my emergency charger too. It’s my car and I certainly know what I am doing, and if I am not, well, it is my problem. Maybe it’s just intended as a fair warning but it certainly didn’t come across that way.

    #26128

    andyfras
    Participant

    @yoh-there – I know what you mean. I had the following comment posted last year on this forum about my own DIY EVSE cable (Mainpine):

    I think a home made evse lead is both dangerous and stupid.

    This sort of comment is made by people who are afraid to undertake such a project themselves, so consider that anyone who does, must be ‘stupid’.

    #26142

    huwwatkins
    Participant

    The official renault cable isn’t much more. Is there any benefit of this one over that?

    #26151

    yoh-there
    Participant

    AFAIK the official cable ensures the neutral line is indeed connected to N, as a household plug can be plugged in both ways (at least in most countries). That requires 4 relays though and I didn’t have room for that. The home builds require you to plug in “right”, see my video.

    #26152

    yoh-there
    Participant

    @andyfras gotcha.

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