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  1. DurhamSparky
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    trying to source a product for a customer

    1) where can i find them (searched google and usual spots , trying wholesaler tomorrow)
    2) how much do they cost
    3) are they standard fittings??
     
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  3. High Tower
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    Google charge master and APT they are the 2 big boys
     
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  4. ringer
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    Got a feeling you have to TT the charging point, even if customer has PME to their house (assuming this is a domestic and not commercial customer). I have the relevant COP but not read through it yet.
     
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    just had a laugh at this comment on the POD site

     
  6. DurhamSparky
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    hmmm apparently im not allowed to fit them lol

     
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  7. alarm man
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    has anyone actually seen a car plugged into one of these,there all over good parking spots too...was thinking of making a flying lead into a jb,sling it it the back of the van,no one would know,free parking:drunk:
     
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  8. DurhamSparky
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    hahahahaha!!! mint idea...!! :)

    i like it

    you could actually charge your drills up on a 240 extn in back of van!!
     
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    if anyone will its you mate...:tongue:
     
  10. Engineer54
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    Bloody expensive female plug top and lead if you ask me!! Why not get hold of the suitable plug top, and make your own point. Can't see anything in the basic pod to stop you doing that... This looks nothing, but a glorified plug and lead that these robbers want 475 quid for, ...Stuff that!! lol!!
     
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    Any of you seen the Top Gear episode that suggested a new version of knock-a-door-run. Unplug the neighbour’s electric car and run.

    OK I’m an evil barsteward!
     
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    Ok I'm looking at developing this side of my business so I have educated myself on it, a car can, as E54 says be charged of a plug top, however a 13a outlet will take around 16-20 hrs to charge a vehicle, a 32a dedicated charging point will take some 7hrs and the 120a 3ph will take 1 hr to charge.

    There are some longevity concerns regarding the plates in the battery buckling in relation to 3ph charging hence some of the reports, however the future IS 1hr interim charging if electric vehicles are ever going to be fit for purpose.

    Most houses will also need dedicated circuits for vehicle charging points, probably supplied by SWA as the charging point should NOT be RCD. Protected as the control gear inside the on board inverter inside the cars are prone to causing nuisance tripping. Hence charging off a plug top is not ideal.
     
  13. Engineer54
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    I didn't suggest using a 13A plug extension!! What i was suggesting, is following the manufacturers advise, re, dedicated circuit to a switched isolator, buying the female outlet that seems to be a special, and providing your own extension lead of the appropriate CSA size. Got to be far cheaper than the 470 odd quid these robber want...lol!!!

    EDIT.... The supply point ''needs'' to be a plug top, as any electric car/vehicle, will not only be using the charging point at home but also at public charging points. The means of charging needs then to be common one. The only way that's convienient for all charging points is via a standard style charging plug top.... Unless i'm missing something??
     
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  14. J&M Electrical
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    Brittish /gas want £800 for installing them. Robbing Bar Stewards.
     
  15. DurhamSparky
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    british gas would sell coal to Newcastle if the could...!!
     
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