#Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan?

May 10th, 2013 § Comments Off on #Renault #ZOE #EV and its #Chameleon Charger: bye-bye plug-at-home connector. Good plan? § permalink

Renault introduced a new charger called ” the Chameleon Charger ” with its ZOE : Is it a breakthrough or a false good idea ?

Renault ZOE Cameleon Chameleon Charger AC 3kW 43 kW Three Phase 3 Phase

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Early morning “rise and snow-shine” home #ev #charging installation #electricCar

January 20th, 2013 § Comments Off on Early morning “rise and snow-shine” home #ev #charging installation #electricCar § permalink

Here are this early Sunday morning home charging unit installation snaps

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Fast charging. 7kw, 32A charging cable option

December 27th, 2012 § Comments Off on Fast charging. 7kw, 32A charging cable option § permalink

Gotcha!

The elusive “type 2” charging cable for Fast Charging has been found!

This means We (myself included) would be able to use the 7kw (32A) charging stations to charge my EV twice as fast.

instead of the usual 3.5kw (10miles of charge/hour) this can be charged at 7kw delivering0 miles per hour of charging.

Good Stuff!

Where do i find those 7Kw sockets? Well, i found one yesterday at Westfield shopping Centre, London.

See picture for connector information.

Where can you get one? Well its all Thanks to zerocarbonworld.org/shop

 

This cable allows a car with a Type 1 (J1772 – 5 pin) socket to connect to a Charging Station that is equipped with a Type 2 (7 pin) socket.

Fast: Rated at 32amps allowing your car to charge at up to 7kW as limited by the onboard charger.

Robust: High quality ITT generation 2 connectors.

Convenient: A high-quality 5m flexible black cord which is the thinnest and lightest available in the industry.

Back in early Oct 2012…
Price: £199 excluding VAT and P&P (£252 inclusive of both).


#czero / #imiev #electricCar #ev will typically get charged “10Miles/hour” from home 13A socket. Double that by #fast charge cable

November 29th, 2012 § Comments Off on #czero / #imiev #electricCar #ev will typically get charged “10Miles/hour” from home 13A socket. Double that by #fast charge cable § permalink

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Yepp. The same car-point and cable socket charger like for Imiev/czero/ion… I wonder if they are interchangeable? Prices range depends on manufacturer

November 29th, 2012 § Comments Off on Yepp. The same car-point and cable socket charger like for Imiev/czero/ion… I wonder if they are interchangeable? Prices range depends on manufacturer § permalink

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@ecotricity Many Thanks for the #Rapid #Charging setup for #EV at J23 on m25! Can charge to 100%!

November 25th, 2012 § Comments Off on @ecotricity Many Thanks for the #Rapid #Charging setup for #EV at J23 on m25! Can charge to 100%! § permalink

Single Rapid 400V charger charges within 25 minutes, to 100% battery capacity, – that##Q##s new. Usually these charge to 80% only

And dual 32A Fast Charger, for for simultaneous 2-car charging. Requires J1772 chademo type two charging cable. (~£200, see other posts for details)

Pics below

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Brent South Retail Park has Fast 32A 7KW Charging Location. Thanks!

November 22nd, 2012 § Comments Off on Brent South Retail Park has Fast 32A 7KW Charging Location. Thanks! § permalink

This is good news for all local EV residents.. and there is a fast growing number of them.

On mere circular shopping commute around Brent Cross – Finchley, I can now count upto a dozen vehicles. Some of these are even parked up by the flats. This means there is a steady growing stream of connection points developing which allows these users to plugin and charge.

Finally, Im most excited about the Brent Cross shopping Area. Not the main location, with free parking and all, but the Retail park on the south side of A406.

Good news? Its Fast Charging.

Not so good newsI dont have the 7KW fast charge cable yet. 

If you are indeed keen on it. it will set you back mere ~£200. See here.

 

Mini feat. Fast* 7kw 32A charging cable J1772 at lower prices, from £180

November 13th, 2012 § Comments Off on Mini feat. Fast* 7kw 32A charging cable J1772 at lower prices, from £180 § permalink

I thought I would share these EV consumer friendly news with my readers.

I have been researching the best price for this J1772 cable for a while. Naturally once upon time, quoted, £400+ was outrageous for a cable, even at 2A power was nothing new to electric industry, apart from the actual plug-casing and wiring diagram, – so i saw no reason for this £400 cos or similar to be justified…

nowadays, these things are about to change.

Thanks to updates from Twitter friends, 2A 7Kw (approx 20miles/hour charge delivery) can be purchased for 199+VAT at zerocarbonworld.org

And finally…
MULTICOMP – DSI-DSIEC-EV-32P-3C – CABLE, J1772 PLUG – 62196-2 PLUG,3M is something you can get your hands on from £180 (5+) or £200 for the single unit.Correct at 22nd Nov 2012.

Go Speed Charging.

In other news, TFL is encouraging FAST CHARGING installations around London, (and im sure other locations UK-WIDE) as this is tipped to become the standalised charging cable for upcoming EVs.

Time taken for a full charge
Type of vehicle Standard Fast Rapid
Scooters 4 – 6 hours n/a n/a
Quadricycles (e.g. G-Wiz) 6 – 8 hours generally not available n/a
Cars 5 – 8 hours 3 – 4 hours under 30 minutes
Small vans 6 – 8 hours 3 – 4 hours under 30 minutes
Large vans and trucks 8 hours minimum 4 – 8 hours over one hour

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