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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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