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by Neil
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Renewable Energy and EVs
Topic: V2G
Replies: 6
Views: 3954

Re: V2G

How did the installation go?
by Neil
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicles - Technical
Topic: CCS Reliability
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Re: CCS Reliability

Could you offer more info on the issues? The CCS standard is much 'looser' than CHAdeMO, but the chargepoint manufacturers do conduct regular standards tests, Charin offer a testival for them and the OEMs. eVolt are actively testing with Circontrol, but CCS to my mind is still an immature standard. ...
by Neil
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Public charging infra-structure
Topic: Public Charging Problems Log
Replies: 55
Views: 32158

Re: Public Charging Problems Log

Not sure, the ScotRail chargers are a bit of a challenge, on and off due to unspecified problems with some of the installations.
by Neil
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Home and Work charging
Topic: 18th Edition Wiring Regs - EVSE 'Type B' RCD Requirement
Replies: 9
Views: 5045

Re: 18th Edition Wiring Regs - EVSE 'Type B' RCD Requirement

Rolec replied. As of January 2019 all of their offerings will be compliant with a Type B RCBO (or component combo) with a a 6mA DC sensitivity. They didn't respond on price. My current Rolec has a Type A EV (6mA) RCBO in it. (So it says on the device). As some of these devices are rather specialised...
by Neil
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Home and Work charging
Topic: 18th Edition Wiring Regs - EVSE 'Type B' RCD Requirement
Replies: 9
Views: 5045

Re: 18th Edition Wiring Regs - EVSE 'Type B' RCD Requirement

Some 'help' here. https://www.voltimum.co.uk/articles/evse-rcd-protection-and-18th-edition and here https://www.voltimum.co.uk/articles/ev-charging-and-rcd-selection . Which comes from Doepke, http://www.doepke.co.uk/download/Techpub-06.pdf So it doesn't have to be a Type B, but a DC disconnect func...
by Neil
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Electric Vehicle Association Scotland
Topic: Change in plug-in grant
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

Re: Change in plug-in grant

Following the AEC 2018 event in Brussels, I have to say that any reduction in the PiCG is a serious mistake. Other countries are changing their subsidy systems too, with some countries offering significantly higher sums. Of particular note were the offers of enhanced subsidies for those scrapping ca...
by Neil
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Pedelecs & Electric Bikes
Topic: Non-budget road e-bike.
Replies: 0
Views: 2295

Non-budget road e-bike.

Saw the Focus PARALANE² ebike this morning in Planet Velo Dunfermline. It was the 'budget' version £5,399. You really do have to look twice to notice it has a battery and motor. More here https://electriclifeblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/road-pedelec/
by Neil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Pedelecs & Electric Bikes
Topic: Interest-free loans up to £3000 for e-bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 4232

Re: Interest-free loans up to £3000 for e-bikes

There will be an ebike test ride available at Biggar Science Festival on the 22nd of September. Sure they will have something similar at Perth that day too.
by Neil
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Help selecting the right EV
Replies: 6
Views: 2858

Re: Help selecting the right EV

Hi Colin, As Raymond says choice is going to be very subjective. Could you tell us a bit more? Things like passengers, luggage and so on. Budget is a key point too. I have a 30kWh LEAF, do about 25k a year and on a given day from 80 miles to over 300. Public charging generally makes that fairly simp...
by Neil
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: anyone from the borders on here with Zoe
Replies: 1
Views: 2357

Re: anyone from the borders on here with Zoe

Not that I know of but you might ask http://go-ev.co.uk/electric.html, they certainly used to have a Daewoo Matiz conversion..... on Duke Street.

Oh, and welcome to EVA Scotland!

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