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Old 10th February 2021, 07:41   #61
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Nice one Simon, That looks a neat & tidy job. I've been trying since the 2nd November last year to get ours sorted. I hope the DNO are still coming on the 23/24th February to upgrade ours as the engineer guy that came said they're sort on teams to do these jobs.
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Blimey! I rang a friend up in the next street to me to ask how he went on with the electric upgrade. He was also having his electric supply upgraded by the DNO on the 7th-8th February, it's an Identical house to ours with three houses sharing a shared loop supply.


Same story as me! the guy in one of the houses there has had a positive covid test & they've cancelled there too because they need access inside his house.

We're never going to get this sorted out at this rate , The DNO are coming here on the 23rd 24th February to upgrade our supply, I don't know if we've been pushed back now It'll have to be the granny charger again to charge up.




Had it on charge with the granny charger for around four+ hours in the garage, charged it from 50% to 85% which is the sweet spot if you're not using it every day, That's cost me about ten shilling 10/-


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Good result tonight! I managed to put the spade through the underground power cable to the garage a few months ago whilst digging the base for a greenhouse


I've been searching for some armoured cable online ever since & managed to score 30 metres of 3 core 6mm strand armoured cable for the princely sum of £25
It would have cost well over £100 for that bought at a store



The best thing about it is the guy lives in Hebden bridge & is coming to Bolton wanderers football ground tomorrow for his vaccination jab so I'm meeting him there to pay him & collect it.
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Good result tonight! I managed to put the spade through the underground power cable to the garage a few months ago whilst digging the base for a greenhouse


I've been searching for some armoured cable online ever since & managed to score 30 metres of 3 core 6mm strand armoured cable for the princely sum of £25
It would have cost well over £100 for that bought at a store



The best thing about it is the guy lives in Hebden bridge & is coming to Bolton wanderers football ground tomorrow for his vaccination jab so I'm meeting him there to pay him & collect it.



Just back from Bolton stadium where I picked up the armoured cable I'll be using between house & garage, I won't be digging the trench in this weather that's for sure the ground is frozen solid.


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I had it on charge for most of the day on the granny charger because I wanted to get it to 100% & check the volts, Magic number being 450v or just over. Mine settled at 453v.


Mileages for 100% charge in Winter. Daytime temps were -1C when I did this.
Eco mode 162 miles.
Normal mode 133 miles
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I don't think I'll go with a 7kw wall box charger, I don't really need that level of fast charge rate these days so I've been looking at those portable adjustable ZenCar units that can charge from 10A 16A 20A 24A to 32A from a dedicated 32A commando socket.



A lot of places seem to be closed down for the Chinese new year on Aliexpress over there until later this month. Most of the Warehouse options in the EU that stock Chinese goods are stating they can no longer deliver to the UK from those places due to Brexit regulations I think


I'll wait until they're back at work to see how much it will end up costing.
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Forgot to put the link in for the EV adjustable EV charger I'm looking at
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The range of my car has risen since this warmer weather kicked in from what I've been reading other people are seeing the same thing also.


A neighbour came over yesterday when I had the garage doors open & he was asking about charging the car on house electrics, I said I'm still using the "granny cable" that came with the car to charge until our shared loop electrics are upgraded. When you plug it in the MG logo on the front grill pulsates when it's charging & stays a solid white colour when the main battery pack cells are balancing.


The MG logo went to solid colour so the car was balancing the battery pack, Three hours later it had finished so I checked the % of the charged battery & the range in 'Normal' mode had risen from the last few charges of 139 miles to 154 miles


Quite a few people have been complaining of the reduced range in Winter months due to the main battery pack being cold and a software update that made matters worse. My car is unaffected by that particular BMS update as it was downloaded into vehicles last year & I only got mine this year



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They've had to get a mini digger in with a bucket as the main electricity is buried deep








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