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« on: January 12, 2018, 02:21:08 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

The installer is currently working upstairs connecting the end of the charger cable to the old shower cabling. It should all be up and running shortly once we've finished moving the consumer unit a couple of inches and done the actual connecting to the power bit.

Now all we've got to do is wait until the end of February for something to connect to it.........

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 05:04:12 PM »

     An electric wheelbarrow, ?
                    Joking aside,,I wish you luck with your new EV. I wish i could afford one myself. I was delighted with my ebike but Mrs Biff will not let me out on it any more.
     A nice little quiet EV would be fantastic..  Maybe next Christmas,, or the one after,, or the one after that,,
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 07:35:47 PM »

Have one of those, what are you going to plug into it???

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 09:07:43 PM »

Mike,

A Renault Zoe.

Biff - by my calculations the cost of the Zoe should be no more and probably less than our current 2004 Golf 1.6Fsi as I've posted elsewhere. This is based on a 'total cost' consideration. Whether this works out in the real world remains to be seen.

Picture attached of the consumer unit side of the install.

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Richard


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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 07:55:52 AM »

You will love it. We have had our six months now, it is still a surreal experience driving around. (It's the wife's car and I only am allowed to drive it occasionally!) It's free to charge at our local Asda as well!

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 07:59:29 AM »

That's what I like to see - a dedicated spur for hifi!

What's the box on the right? Where does PV connect in to?
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 10:04:40 AM »

I thought it was an electric shower unit on an untiled wall, missing the water supply and shower hose!!

BTW drove behind a tesla model s in Crewe yesterday. Good acceleration away from the lights.


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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 11:44:49 AM »

The Fairway,

I've been meaning to run a dedicated spur since I lived in Leeds, I will probably need to change the RCD to a class 'C' as I know switching all three power amps on used to trip things previously. Mind as I haven't really used the gear since we moved up all the various boxes will probably need the capacitors changing out.

The box on the right is a dedicated RCD which I believe is 'unique' to Renault chargers?Huh?

The PV all connects outside in the outbuildings. The actual incoming supply to the property is on the far side of the outbuildings so the PV connects out there. This makes installing an Immersun or a Growatt system more complicated as they need current sensors at that point although the 'operational' bits need to be elsewhere. The Moixa outfit don't seem very keen on even looking at the technical challenge.

I can't wait for the day when a SMETS2 meter gets installed. There'll be an issue with it communicating with the outside world as we're in a communication black hole and then they'll have to find a way of getting the signal to the house for the IHD.

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Richard


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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 02:34:50 AM »

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The box on the right is a dedicated RCD which I believe is 'unique' to Renault chargers?Huh?

Zoe's did have a reputation a few years ago of doing funny things to the Ecotricity Rapids but this issue seems to have been sorted. Perhaps that is the reason you have a separate RCD which I am assuming is different and non comparable with the remainder of your elec's ?.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 08:13:09 PM »

Good Evening All,

As you'll be aware from postings elsewhere I'm currently with Bulb for my electricity. Today they announced a price increase which they claim is only 2.8% although an increase of night units from 7.86p to 9.02p whilst leaving the day rate and standing charge untouched.

I've assumed a worst case of 8 charges a month at say 50kW a time so this will add 4800kW to our night units per annum.

Having been to Uswitch and done a price comparison it tells me that Ebico Night Owl, whilst having a higher standing charge and day rate they don't charge for night units at all. Seems a strange way to do business but it would save us some 309 per annum. It seems a no brainer?

Comments invited.

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 08:41:15 PM »

Good Evening All,

As you'll be aware from postings elsewhere I'm currently with Bulb for my electricity. Today they announced a price increase which they claim is only 2.8% although an increase of night units from 7.86p to 9.02p whilst leaving the day rate and standing charge untouched.

I've assumed a worst case of 8 charges a month at say 50kW a time so this will add 4800kW to our night units per annum.

Having been to Uswitch and done a price comparison it tells me that Ebico Night Owl, whilst having a higher standing charge and day rate they don't charge for night units at all. Seems a strange way to do business but it would save us some 309 per annum. It seems a no brainer?

Comments invited.

Regards

Richard

Read the T&C's  para 2.3

https://ebico.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/RHE314-Ebico-Night-Owl-Tariff-TCs.pdf

No more than 60% night usage !!!!  (reasonable usage)

I saw this a while back and was going to get it for my dad (he has night storage heaters and 75% night usage) then saw the small print.

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 09:05:08 PM »

marshman,

Thanks for that, I hadn't actually gotten down to the fine print of the T&C's.

It works out at 50/ 50 with 8400D/ 8400N so we'd be inside their criteria.

I also have issues with the way uSwitch calculate savings. Having done the simple maths the claimed 309 saving actually pans out as 137! Still a saving is a saving.

Regards

Richard
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 09:15:25 AM »

I've used uSwitch and then double checked the answers with www.switch.which.co.uk it's surprising the different answers they come up with. Which? include a number of suppliers that uSwitch don't include, would that be something to do with the amount of commission paid? However I'm with So Energy (100% green) and they didn't come up on Which? Go figure.....
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 10:01:55 AM »

Good Evening All,

As you'll be aware from postings elsewhere I'm currently with Bulb for my electricity. Today they announced a price increase which they claim is only 2.8% although an increase of night units from 7.86p to 9.02p whilst leaving the day rate and standing charge untouched.

I've assumed a worst case of 8 charges a month at say 50kW a time so this will add 4800kW to our night units per annum.

Having been to Uswitch and done a price comparison it tells me that Ebico Night Owl, whilst having a higher standing charge and day rate they don't charge for night units at all. Seems a strange way to do business but it would save us some 309 per annum. It seems a no brainer?

Comments invited.

Regards

Richard

Read the T&C's  para 2.3

https://ebico.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/RHE314-Ebico-Night-Owl-Tariff-TCs.pdf

No more than 60% night usage !!!!  (reasonable usage)

I saw this a while back and was going to get it for my dad (he has night storage heaters and 75% night usage) then saw the small print.



I've had a go at MoneySavingExpert over this. They frequently email me (and many others no doubt) saying I should be on this tariff to save 370 pa.  My usage night time usage, of which they're aware, is well well over the 60% threshold so I'd be bounced onto a standard tariff pretty quickly! So it shouldn't be recommended!

A more suitable tariff for a high night rate use E7 household would be the Utilita Smart or Premium E7 tariff which has one of the lowest night time rates (just over 5p).

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 10:45:55 AM »

Good Morning All,

I've just done a quick comparison using tariffs suggested above:-

So Energy came out at 2267

Utilita which came out at 2195

Bulb come out at 2050

Ebico come out top with 1912

The actual amount of electricity used when the Zoe arrives is something of an unknown at this point of course. The car was supposed to arrive end of the first week in March but is now looking like the end of April.

Regards

Richard
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