PHEV charging cable

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Brianh
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Re: PHEV charging cable

Post by Brianh » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:06 pm

Glad you're enjoying the car Jane, it's very good to drive and much quieter than my previous Octavia diesel. Mine is also Gravity Blue which looks really good when it's clean and shiny but unfortunatly with the recent weather it doesnt stay that way for long!

I suspect like you I will get a standard install with a separate 10m cable which should just about meet my requirements. My current thought is for the Chargemaster as you have the 7.2KW version for an extra £20. The dealership recommended these for a charger:

https://www.chargedev.co.uk/at-home

They seem to get good reviews and pricing is reasonable.

Brian


Brianh
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Re: PHEV charging cable

Post by Brianh » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:21 pm

Decision made. I've ordered the 7.2KW Chargermaster one from ChargedEV. Will share my (hopefully good) experience once it's fitted

Brian


janesdsg
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Re: PHEV charging cable

Post by janesdsg » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:49 am

Looking forward to hearing about it.
Jane
Kia Niro PHEV, gravity blue


Brianh
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Re: PHEV charging cable

Post by Brianh » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:07 pm

Taken slightly longer than I expected but have finally got my charger install date - 27th March.


Brianh
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Re: PHEV charging cable

Post by Brianh » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:10 pm

Charger installed yesterday, installer did an excellent job, no visible cables on outside wall. Charged from zero electric miles to full in just over 2 hours so reduced charge time considerably. Can definitely recommend ChargedEV as an installer.


Lynton
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Re: PHEV charging cable

Post by Lynton » Mon May 14, 2018 9:45 pm

I went for a Rolec unit, I previously had one of these installed for my wife's Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and was pleased with the look and build quality of the unit. I've also learnt from that install to not go for a tethered unit, and have gone for untethered for my Niro, the main reason being that the Outlander is a type one connection and the Niro a type 2.

I only use the rolec unit (which is a 7kw 32amp) box when I want a quick top-up if I'm going back out again later, for a full charge I use a granny cable in the garage, which is fine for a slower overnight charge. The Niro will only take 16amp feed but the charge unit is future proofed.

The original granny cable overheated and stopped working (after nearly melting the plug), and Kia have agreed to replace under warranty... however they couldn't get a new cable until end of June (melted in March) so I bought a generic type 2 granny cable which has been fine (and was delivered next day). Has any else had problems with the Kia granny cable?


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