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30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:53 am

Hi all

This is going to sound a bit odd but does anyone know what the i3 draws when connected to a type 2 charger but with the car's charging rate set to low?

Many thanks in advance

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Bill
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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:12 pm

I tried this a while ago to see if it would help fix a charging problem I was having (it didn't). Looking at the notes I made at the time it charged at 4.5kW.

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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:42 pm

Plug wrote:I tried this a while ago to see if it would help fix a charging problem I was having (it didn't). Looking at the notes I made at the time it charged at 4.5kW.
Thanks Plug.

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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:30 pm

Plug wrote:I tried this a while ago to see if it would help fix a charging problem I was having (it didn't). Looking at the notes I made at the time it charged at 4.5kW.
That's higher than what I witnesses. I observed around 3.5kW. I'll do some more testing and report back.
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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:25 am

TomMoloughney wrote:
Plug wrote:I tried this a while ago to see if it would help fix a charging problem I was having (it didn't). Looking at the notes I made at the time it charged at 4.5kW.
That's higher than what I witnesses. I observed around 3.5kW. I'll do some more testing and report back.
It could well be different between different countries Tom.

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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:44 am

I've just checked again to make sure. It was reading 4.5kW, 19.1A, 237V (charging unit is the BMWi wallbox).

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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:52 pm

I get 4.5kW as we'll.

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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:14 am

This may sound stupid but where do you see what rate the car is charging at?

Thanks

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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:16 am

Some EVSE units have a display that can show lots of statistics, some only have an lamp indication of power, charging, and fault. It might be in the vehicle's menus, but I"ve not seen it. Would be good to know where, if it's there!
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Re: 30 amp charging rate - car set to low

Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:11 pm

jadnashuanh wrote:Some EVSE units have a display that can show lots of statistics, some only have an lamp indication of power, charging, and fault. It might be in the vehicle's menus, but I"ve not seen it. Would be good to know where, if it's there!

Ok that makes sense. My charger has power, charging, and fault lights only.

Thanks

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