EV Chargers, an informal discussion with James (“James and Kate”)



Informal discussion about chargers and charging needs for the future. Being significantly more experienced I was keen to pick Jame’s brain on a few things that have been on my mind.

Although, not staged for videoing and sharing the cameras were rolling and I thought many others might be interested in the discussion.

With thanks to James for his views and permission to share.

James and Kate YouTube channel..
https://www.youtube.com/user/James0852

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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Instavolt/Bannatynes Rapid charger Norwich with my Kona Electric



UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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Imax RC B3 battery charger (2S & 3S, 220V)



The 2S battery (2 cells) has a 3 pin balance plug
The 3S battery (3 cells) has a 4 pin balance plug

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Song Name: Mr. Classmate
Artist: Viju

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Hyundai Kona EV home charging options



Test charging my Kona using both the Granny cable (ICCB) supplied with the car and my Zappi charger.
Rates, times and efficiency. Additional test including an extension lead in front of the ICCB.

For accuracy I charged the car to an even 10% boundary before starting, letting the car cut off using the charge limit feature. For each test I again used the charge limit to charger just 10% . This seemed to be the most accurate way to compare multiple charges methods.

Of note the plug of the extension cord was quite warm, not hot but definitely warmer than that of the Granny cable on its own.

UK Kona Electric prices:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=279912596069915&id=216339399093902

UK Kona Electric specs:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190?view=permalink&id=430434884103304

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-uiet-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: @KonaElectric https://twitter.com/KonaElectric?s=09

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

The EV Puzzle channel link:
http://www.youtube.com/c/TheEVPuzzle

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Nissan Leaf 2018 – Can you own an electric car without a home charger? 5 months with no home charger



Nissan Leaf 2018 – Can you own an EV without a home charger? So for a month, I documented what I did while charging and how I pass the time. We’ll find out if you can live with an EV without a charge point.

Charging sheet for long distance trip:

*Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rrd…
*Dropbox:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6bsjmu4ikm…

*Disclaimer all information in this sheet is a guide for long journey’s in the Nissan Leaf 40kWh to help maintain and keep the temperature down. Any adverse effect or issues with your journey is the responsibility of the driver and in no way entitled to any refund or court proceedings with this free information. Have a safe journey and do let me know if this actually helped or if I just got lucky 🙂

OBD2 Dongle:
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Car OBD2 Extension Cable: http://amzn.to/2HJMV8k
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Camera Gear:
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Dash Cam used:
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Samsung 128 GB 100 MB/s Class 10 U3 Memory: http://amzn.to/2td1MFL

Music:
Artist: The 126ers
Track: Summer Love
Genre: Pop | Calm
https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/…

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80:20 charging myth or reality. What do Hyundai recommend for the Kona?



Charging regime. When are you going to charge?

So, how crazy is this? When you buy a car normally do you have to consider how or when you’re going to fill up? No. But with an EV we’re not quite comfortable the that batteries are bullet proof so we want to take care of the battery and not have it degrade on us.

Is it daft or is it sensible?

Charging cycles. Do we need to limit them, whatever they are? Shall we charge, daily, weekly and from and to what charge percents?

I’m sure some owners will just wing it and not care and maybe that’s the right attitude but it’s a lot of money to be wrong so I’m going the cautious route and trying to find out how to care best for my EV battery

How have you charged your EV? Has it degraded at all?

As we’re approaching the time for the first Kona reviews of UK owned cars, mine included, I’m starting to plan tests and review videos. Any thoughts or requests?

Lastly, I’m still considering changing the name of the channel to KONA Electric or Kona Electric ( EV Puzzle). Should I change it to reflect the Kona or should I keep it as is?

https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai-Kona-Electric-EV-216339399093902/

Email: konaelectric.uk@gmail.com

UK Kona EV owners group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427772691036190/

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Maintain your Battery with Optima’s Digital 1200 Battery Charger



This isn’t your grandfather’s battery charger. Slick features, easy to use and understand controls as well as several industry firsts make the OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 12-volt Battery Charger stand out in a very crowded market.

View the complete story at: http://www.dragzine.com/tech-stories/ignition-electronics-efi/tech-review-optimas-digital-1200-12-volt-charger

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