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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    I recently visited the Sychnant Pass Hotel in North Wales, specifically because it has a ZCW charging point. I chatted to the owner, who was delightful, and everything worked beautifully. The charge points were located in such a fashion that they would not be ICEd.

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    A lovely part of the world ...

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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    295 UK locations live...
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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    The map is looking good, and I guess when the huge gap between Glasgow and Tebay services is filled - ideally at the main service stations on the M6 and M74, I might cough up and invest in a new cable. I'm also interested in getting up to the Highlands. But I'm still baffled by the terminology and reluctant to get outwith my comfort zone, is there a simple table somewhere that shows all the different types of connection available, their speed, the equipment required to use them, and the vehicles they are compatible with? For example, do high speed fast chargers always have a cable attached? And what exactly are Menekes Type I and type 2?
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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    Quote Originally Posted by Scally View Post
    And what exactly are Menekes Type I and type 2?
    Type-1 is J1772. It is the connector on Leaf

    Type-2 is Menekes. It is the EU standard connector for EV charging.

    Most Type-2 public charging stations have type-2 sockets. The socket is like the first line in the table. A Type 2 to Type 1 cable is needed to charge a Leaf from a type 2 socket.



    I have a table showing the full Type-2 system. The BMW i3 will be the first car to use the DC high version.






    This is Type-1 (J1772):



    J1772 also has a DC combo version Not used in Europe.

    and this is Type-2 (Mennekes)

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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew*Debbie View Post
    The BMW i3 will be the first car to use the DC high version.
    Although rather annoyingly they picked the DC-High connector for a DC-Mid application!

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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    Quote Originally Posted by GettinLeaf View Post
    Although rather annoyingly they picked the DC-High connector for a DC-Mid application!
    Yes. VW are using the same connector.


    Type-2 Combo looks like this:

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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    OK, that's helpful, and I know what a Chademo is, I think (they always come with their own cables, is that correct?) but what is a Blue Commando (2P+E) ?
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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    Yes, CHAdeMO has the lead attached. The rare Type-2 44kW AC rapid charger also has the lead attached.


    The blue commando socket is being phased out for EV charge points, but is also used in Caravan parks.

    Leaf can charge from it using an adapter.

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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    Quote Originally Posted by eugenel View Post
    A lovely part of the world ...
    Many thanks for the report Eugene... we have some Tesla drivers in the UK from Germany/Switzerland in a couple of weeks and a visit to North Wales is on the cards

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    Re: Zero:Net - The UK's open Charging Network

    FifeToday - Extra charging points for electric vehicles in Fife

    "A number of new charging points are set to be created in car parks in Fife despite there being just nine privately-owned electric cars in the kingdom.

    However, with expectations being the number of electric cars on the roads will increase in the coming years, Fife Council believes there is a need to put a network of charging points in place.

    Its also bringing in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to ensure parking bays with charging points are restricted for use by electric vehicles only."


 
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