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Bernhard

Member since May 2008 • Last active Nov 2021
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    Cheers for clearing this up, I was thinking it was too good to be true, will look at other option.

    @Nef, will revisit the under floor option!

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    Was looking to cut a rebate into the skirting or order new, something similar to this.

    https://mdfskirtingworld.co.uk/the-rebat­e-option/

    This would save a bit of hassle for me I think.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Bit of a different one, I'm getting an electric vehicle charger installed and want to keep any internal cabling as tidy a possible, for a lot of it the cabling will pass through the kitchen under the cabinets and behind the dish washer / washing machine. However, it will have to pass through the cloak room / WC under the stairs and I this is where I need help, initially I thought about putting it under the floor but the amount of hassle that would cause is too much for me to bear, installing some kind of cable tidy above the skirting is a no go so I'm now looking at behind the skirting board. I'm just wanting to know if this is a no go / within regs etc. It'll be a 32amp / 7kw supply which is higher than average so not sure if I'll be allowed to do this? I know the chaps installing will know but would rather know my option prior to them showing up.

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    Its the future!

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    That is awesome, I've a Leaf and E-Up and can only dream of that kind of efficiency at motorway speeds!

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    I've been charging using the 3 pin cable that came with the leaf but looking to get a charger installed soon, just waiting on the company giving me an install date, I also have a terribly un-straightforward install as well which really ups the price!

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    I actually wanted to get an MG5, never got round to testing one and the wife was not interested in it (as in, no bloody way are we getting that car) so got a leaf and E-up.

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    The Solar panel will be for trickle charging the 12volt battery and not the main high voltage battery. Early leafs had the issue of this running down to the point you couldn't start the car, slightly ironic when it has a massive battery as well!

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    One thing to consider is the charging speed, if you have a smaller battery but faster charging that could make a difference in journey times, this chap in Norway has done a load of range tests on different EV's.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1QcV3­1eoSaX4rE8avQL4A

    Worth a watch through some of his stuff.

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    I have heard a lot of good things about the MG 5, they do a long range version now as well, it is also fairly reasonably priced. I'm leasing a 40kwh Leaf and an E-Up, I get a brand new car that's not gonna break down any time soon and pay a very reasonable amount for them (looking at in stock pre reg stuff helps drive the price down)

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